lucky boy

When I first met Lucky, he was friendly, affectionate and so adorable. I instantly loved him.

He belonged to the neighbors whom my parents and I grew close to. From time to time, we would take him in as a favor to the them. When they let him free in the yard, he’d run over to our back door and scratch on the screen. “Let me in!” he was saying. We would, of course, always let him in. Within seconds, he would throw himself on his back and demand for his belly to be rubbed. We always gave in to that too.

I have a ton of stories about Lucky. The day he was scared of a bunny. The day he sneezed in my face. The day he refused to be walked when it was snowing out (which was also the day he won a staring contest with my Mom). The days he greeted me by licking my toes. The day my Dad secretly fed him yellow rice and the evidence stuck all over his beard.

My Mom and I gave him a nickname – Lucky Buffalo (you had to be there). Sometimes, I called him My Little Boy Blue (don’t actually know how that one came about, but it was a term of endearment nonetheless).

Though he was the neighbors’ dog, he belonged to us too. He was a part of both of our families.

Little Lucky boy, may he rest in peace. He will be so very missed.

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10 responses to “lucky boy”

  1. colleen says:

    i'm sorry jillian :( the passing of a pet is never easy – he sounds and looks like the sweetest dog.

  2. jillian m. says:

    Thanks so much, Colleen. He really was the sweetest, most gentle creature.

  3. Mom says:

    I will miss those piggy snorts that he made when he was feeling good. He deserves a never ending supply of treats in doggy heaven.

  4. rooth says:

    Awww, poor little Lucky. I'm glad you have all those fun memories though!

  5. yours truly, melissa says:

    Oh pets are so special! I'm glad you have so many great memories of Lucky. He sounds like he was a real character.

  6. Lena at A Crimson Kiss says:

    Oh darling, this is such a beautiful post, and he was such a beautiful pup.

  7. Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} says:

    Goodness, what a precious pup – so sad that he is no longer with you, but glad that you shared such fond times.

  8. Shoko says:

    What a sweet little guy. So sorry to hear about this. It sounds like he had a very, very happy life, though.

  9. Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) says:

    Oh my, I have tears in my eyes. I am so sorry for your loss. What a lucky dog to have had two families who loved him so!

    Giving my dog a big, big hug when I get home.

  10. Janey R. says:

    Oh nooo Jill… :-( i'm so sorry to hear this.. :-( i know how much you guys loved Lucky like he was your own.

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