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Yesterday Kelly took pics of the boxer babies taking care of Mom...then this morning my Mom forwarded this to me in my email...I know the feelings between us and our babies are every bit as strong...they aren't "just dogs"...so, I thought you might enjoy this...


       A LOVE STORY about a four-legged best friend - -

       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 disease....in 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 of 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 day.

       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.
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Our family was hit yesterday with a flu bug...in fact, my oldest boy just came home after the nurse called saying he was "greyish/yellow and the teacher made him go to the nurse' office" poor kid...he hates missing school!(I know, he's weird...very serious kid) anyway...this is a pic of the trio taking good care of Mom last night when I came home with it...I might not have had a pile of toys...but, I was definitely buried in furry treasures! :)

 

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Awww, that is enough love to make anyone feel better! They are so cute, Jeanene! Hope you are feeling better soon!
 

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OMG that was a beautiful story made me cry ..that was sooooo sweet !!

i love your sick pic haha thats my bed too if im sick..no room for hubby hahah..isis ,onyx, the fat cat and usually my youngest

hope you guys all feel better real soon !!! i know it stinks !!! hugz to all of you !!!

2 make you feel better its been raining,cold and windy here for about 2 weeks !! :) so no good weather here either in so called paradise
 

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That was a beautiful story, and I hope that the whole family is feeling better real fast!  :)
 
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such a great story.  made me cry.  i am still at work so i had to clear it up real quick.  they would think i was crazy.

they are so much more than just a dog.  it didn't take very long for me to realize that.   :D
 

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What a wonderful story, brought tears to my eyes.  Hope you all feel better soon.
 

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What a lovely story Jeanene....It's amazing how intuitive these fur kids can be at times.....Sorry you all aren't feeling good, but with all  those lovely babies around you, hopefully you will be on the mend soon
 
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