“A dog is Mans best friend”
If you type in mans best friend on google, it’ll tell you just that.
That’s what they are.
Your cuddle buddy.
Your shot gun rider.
Your, best friend.
My best friend. Lucky Lou.
Your journey started before I knew you. I don’t know much about your life before ours joined together. I know you were hit by a car and didn’t get the proper care and you had a limp. You came to No Dog Left Behind dog rescue right before you turned 12 years old. Your foster family was going to keep you if the adoption with me didn’t work out, to ensure you had a good life.
Our paths crossed when I was living on my own and decided to get a dog. I wanted a senior, and was looking on pet finder. I messaged the rescue and filled out the application. I drove to meet you and a few weeks later your foster mama brought you to my house.
Lucky had such a big heart. She’d let someone rob the house if it meant she got a good pet out of it. She loved everyone. She was wise. She loved playing with a ball and eating my pizza crust. She was just funny the way she did things. She loved making snow angels and eating snow. She also loved naps, and a lot of them. That girl could snore too. Lucky loved car rides, more then loved them. She always wanted to go anywhere in the car, she loved to ride with.
Lucky had her first job with me working at a group home, she did great as she was such a lover.
Lucky would lay around all day or spend the day busy out and about. Lucky was a great swimmer. In fact, the best I’ve ever seen. She would go in for just a nice stroll around the shore, she loved it. She also loved it if you threw a ball or stick for her to retrieve as well. She simply just enjoyed living. She loved life. She loved having me as her person. She even howled and sang for others when I left her.
Lucky loved getting ice cream cones and grabbing the whole thing then realizing it wasn’t a good idea.
She loved watching as I eat pizza knowing that the crust was for her when I finished. She would check on me when I was in the shower because I was out of her sight too long when I was in there. She was really good at laying on laundry as I was trying to fold them and put them in piles, but she knew they looked better with her hair added. She would be so happy to turn her head and realize you were home, the excitement she had knowing you were back just made you wanna smile, it just warmed your heart. Lucky loved to cuddle and get some good scratches.
Lucky knew how to smile, and smile big. She was the sunshine in my life.
Lucky was a life loving dog. She was an old dog who enjoyed the simple things in life, things us humans need to take a step back in our lives to look at and cherish how blessed we are.
On Sunday, May 12th, Mother’s Day, just shy of her 15th birthday, a freak accident caused Lucky to be taken from us to soon. Lucky was swimming around in very shallow water, the amazing swimmer she was and always loved doing, Lucky ended up drowning.
I don’t know how or why as everything was okay just seconds before. There is no explanation any one could give to explain why but God, as to why this had to happen to my sweet girl.
Having a dog in your life makes you a better human. No new car, big house, fancy clothes, or any money can make you as rich as having a dog does. Dogs are amazing creatures. They teach us unconditional love. Those who have had a dog know that angels don’t have wings, but four paws. If the kindest souls were rewarded the longest lives, they would outlive every single one of us. There is nothing truer in the world then the love they give. They are the role model for being alive.
They give us more love and loyalty then we could have asked for, making losing them harder then we could have ever imagined.
Life can change in seconds, and don’t you dare think nothing would happen to you. All life is precious. You think you have all this time, but you don’t. Take the time to tell any one, human or pets, that you love in your life that you love them. Give your pets an extra scratch And hug. Take more walks. Make that phone call. Plan the trip. Go for the car ride. Enjoy the hug.
Life is short. Life is so short. Live it.
I am beyond blessed to have such a beautiful sunshine come into my life and be sides me the past few years. I just can’t believe I got to be that fortunate to have you beside me. Through moving homes, to getting new cars, through tuff times and happy times. 983 days, I had you. I thought I was rescuing a dog named “Lucky”, but really it was me who turned out being lucky to have you, me.
I am honored to have earned the love of an old dog like you.
Thank you for letting me love your soul. Thank you for loving mine.
You will always be my sunshine Lucky Lou.
You will never be gone from my heart.
Love you always sweet girl.