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This isn't a cat story, but every pet owner will love it.


Mary and her husband Jim had a dog, 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 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...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 dog just
drooped, whining and miserable. But 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. Panic soon gave way to
laughter though when Mary realized the problem. she was covered,
literally blanketed in every treasure Lucky owned!

While she had slept the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the
basement and back bringing his beloved mistress his favorite things in
life. He had covered her with his love. Mary forgot about dying. Instead
she and Lucky began living again, walking further and further together
every night.

It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky? He still
steals treasures and stashes them in his toybox but Mary remains his
greatest treasure.

Live everyday to the fullest...because every day is a blessing from God
post #2 of 10
aww im about to cry. what a wonderful story
post #3 of 10
post #4 of 10
So lovely, Fran, thank you!
post #5 of 10
Beautiful story
post #6 of 10
Oh Fran that was so lovely thank you
post #7 of 10
What a lovely story! So very touching!
post #8 of 10
That must be making the rounds of the lists right now, it was on my Maine Coon list a couple of days ago .

A breeder on the list said she had a retiree that she homed that did the exact same thing, in almost the exact same situation (advanced breast cancer.) Unfortunately the wife of the new adoptive owners only made it three more months I think. The cat however helped the husband get through this very trying time and beyond.

It's why we love them.

Mom to Narsil, Mithril and Kellie da Peke
post #9 of 10
Oh my... that was intense Dear Frannie.....
post #10 of 10
True Love
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