dog lives in the moment. And always hopes for the best."
- Jack Brown
A STORY ABOUT BELLA
I just have to share this funny story!!
When we got Lacey we found quickly that she was/is a collector. She would
take her toys, a shoe, a sock and stuff them behind pillows, in the corner of
her favorite chair, etc.
Her daughter Bella does the same. When a friend was here and couldn't find a
shoe one morning we looked everywhere! Finally found it, not chewed, but
safely tucked in the back of a crate with other "important things".
Last weekend while I was gone, Bill was on the couch watching television.
All of a sudden the car alarm goes off in his car. Bill, knowing the garage
doors were closed, wondered if someone had broken into the garage?? He opened
the door from the hall to the garage..there was his car blaring away, and the
garage doors safely down. Hmmmmmmmmmmm?
He got his keys and turned off the alarm and returned to the couch to finish
the auto race.
Within the hour the car alarm goes off yet again. Bill went to the garage,
checked things out, turned off the alarm and scratched his head.
A while later Bella jumped off her favorite chair in the livingroom and Bill
Yep, Bella had found the spare keys that Bill said had been on the kitchen
chair when we were moving vehicles, and carried them to her chair, placed them
in her "collection" of toys, etc.
Bill said they werent chewed, nor even wet. Bill said when she was changing
positions in the chair she must have laid on them to hit the "panic button"
that would set off the alarm!!
We laughed and laughed... Bella knew we were talking about her. She does the
half smile..smiling with one side of her mouth, wrinkling her lip on that
side. Sure she was thinking, "Pretty funny, huh?"
Again, what a wonderful breed....... ......love my Field Spaniels!
This story was emailed to a list. We found it most heartwarming...
A Beautiful Dog Story
- 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 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 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.
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 toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.
Live everyday to the fullest. Remember it is a blessing from God.
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Compelling and reminds all of us of the love of our dogs and knowing what is really important on any given day. We are all blessed.......