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Something Nice

October 7th, 2006, 06:42 PM
>Anyone who has pets will really like this. You'll like it even if you
>don't and may decide you need one.
>Mary and her husband Jim had a dog, Lucky. Lucky was a real
>Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would
>warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky
>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 favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his
>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, 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.
>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
>her own death. The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her
>had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks.
>Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but the little dog
>drooped, whining and miserable. Finally the day came for Mary to
>the hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she
>even make it up the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife
>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
>heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized
>the problem. She was covered, literally blanketed, with every
>Lucky owned!
>While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to
>basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in
>He had covered her with his love. Mary forgot about dying. Instead
>and Lucky began living again, walking further and further together
>It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky? He still
>steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his
>greatest treasure.
>Live every day to the fullest. Remember it is a blessing from God.
>people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the
>credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones
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October 7th, 2006, 06:43 PM
That's a very sweet story!