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Tribute to my dog, Lucky

August 19, 2010 - Pam Rodgers

This past weekend, I lost a member of my family. My dog, Lucky. To my family, he was the best dog in the world and did many things to prove it. He was an excellent watch dog, a great listener and never failed to entertain. When we first got him in December of 1995, my mom told us we were not going to have a house dog. But a few weeks with Lucky and you couldn't bear to put him outside. I think in the end, Mom cared the most for Lucky, and he watched out for her the most. If I had to pick Lucky's favorite it would have Mom been hands down. His name was a true testiment to how he was in the Rodgers home, and we were equally lucky to have him.

Lucky was not a small dog. He was a mix between a german shepard and border collie. He wasn't your average house dog size. Especially when you consider our house at the time was just big enough for the five of us (we added onto the house in 2000). But we wouldn't have had it any other way.

He was smartest dog I have ever come across, and  I think he was part human. He loved being out with Dad while he was grilling. He would spend hours running around the back yard with us kids and even played a game of wiffle ball or two. Lucky always loved to help in the kitchen, even most of the time it was to beg for scraps. He had sneeky side as well. You could never leave a plate unatteded on the edge of a table or counter because he could hop up and take whatever he wanted.

Lucky was a fine dog. He was an eternal puppy and a joy to have in our life. Even in his older days, you could still see the spark energy that had been there when we first brought him home.

It was hard to see him deteriate over this past year. While it is sad that he is no longer with us, I know he is in a better place where he isn't suffering anymore. I know it will take me a while to get used to coming home and not have you waiting for me by the door with your tail wagging. I love you Lucky and I miss you.


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