Lucky the Dog....
who has pets will really like
this... You'll like it even if you
don't and you may even decide you
Mary and her husband Jim had a dog
Lucky was a real character. Whenever
Mary and Jim had company come for a
weekend visit they would warn their
friends to not leave their luggage
open because Lucky would help
himself to whatever
struck his fancy. Inevitably,
someone would forget and something
would come up
Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and
there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's other
favorite toys Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box
and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box.
It happened that Mary found out she
had breast cancer. Something told
her she was going to die of this disease....in fact; she was
just sure it was fatal.
She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her
The night before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled
with Lucky. A thought struck her...what would happen to
Lucky? Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim, he was
Mary's dog through and through. If I die, Lucky will be
abandoned, Mary thought. He won't understand that I didn't
want to leave him! The thought made her sadder than
thinking of her own death.
The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors
had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two
weeks. Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but
the little dog just drooped, whining and miserable.
Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When
she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even
make it up the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife
comfortable on the couch and left her to nap.
Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she
called. It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and
When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was
wrong. She couldn't move her head and her body f felt heavy
and hot. But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary
realized the problem. She was covered, literally blanketed,
with every treasure Lucky owned! While she had slept, the
sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement
bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in
He had covered her with his love. Mary forgot
about dying. Instead she and Lucky
began living again, walking further and further together
every day. It's been 12 years now and Mary is still
cancer-free. Lucky still steals treasures and stashes
them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.
Remember....live every day to the fullest. Each minute is a
blessing from God. And never forget....the people who make a
difference in our lives are not the ones with the most
Credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are
the ones that care for us.
If you see someone
without a smile today give them
one of yours!
Leave the rest to God
All you are asked to do is keep this circulating.
Dear God, I pray for the cure of cancer.
All you are asked to do is keep this circulating,
even if it is only to one more person, in memory of
anyone you know that has been struck down by cancer
or is still fighting their battle.