Friday, April 20, 2012

Dog are a "Woman's Best Friend" (& Mom's Too)

This story is dedicated to the mom who sent it to me. She and her family recently lost their dog after he suffered from seizures and, among other illnesses, cancer. So this post is dedicated to "Snuggles" and all the love he brought into their family. They took such good care of him and he loved them. How do I know this? I witnessed first-hand some of  the magical, heartwarming moments they shared...and the amazing "connection" dogs have with their families. RIP, "Snuggles."

Dogs know....

This really is  a great  story!

 Anyone who has pets will really like this. You'll like it even if you don't and you may even decide you need one!

Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named 'Lucky.'   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 missing.

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 fact;  she was just sure it was fatal.

She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders.   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 she dozed.

When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was wrong.   She couldn't move her head and her body 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 life.

He had covered her with his love.


  1. What a touching story. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Love it!! We've always had four dogs and four cats (all adopted from the local AHS) and now we're down to two dogs and one cat through natural attrition. We can't even imagine our home without dogs and cats but especially dogs. Our white shepherd was so badly abused the AHS wasn't sure he was "adoptable" but twelve years later he is one of our favorite (and most loyal) dogs of all our dogs! Love your blog and I'm subscribing.


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