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“Your Memory Lives On Forever ♥ ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Steve Ray - Fort Wayne, IN

“In Memory Of Lucky ♥ On Her Angel Day ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Steve Ray - Fort Wayne, IN

“John,Thank you for posting your memory notes on 'Lucky'. I am having to put my beautiful black lab that looks like a twin, to a peaceful rest on...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Sherry - Grabill

“That was absolutely beautiful, she was Lucky indeed to have had such loving parents to share the last part of her life journey. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Tracy Phillips - sioux city, IA

“Lucky was a sweet soul who never missed an opportunity to give and get some loving. She did not seem to know a stranger, and opened her heart to all...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kate Barton - Fort Wayne, IN

“Lucky was a very special dog and will be missed by all who knew her. She was a gentle dog with a loving spirit. My thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Ann Underwood - Ft Wayne, IN


On September 6, 2005, I went to Animal Care and Control to meet a 3 year old Chocolate Labrador Retriever whose name was Lucy. When she came into the room, I knew immediately that she was a special dog. I remember asking Peggy Bender why anyone would have given up such an obviously loving dog? Her answer was "She wouldn't hunt."

I called Patty that afternoon and asked her if we could give this beautiful dog a chance at a forever home, and she agreed….so I told Peggy that we would like to adopt her.

The next day, September 7, 2005, I picked Lucy up and we renamed her "Lucky." We changed her name because we had just recently put to sleep our little dog Lucy and we felt that "Lucky" would be an appropriate name, due to the circumstances that brought us all together.

For over nine years now, Lucky has shared our lives and home, and has been a wonderful companion to us, and the other 3 indoor pets that she shared our home with. (Cats - brother and sister – Leon and Noel & dog – Cooper) Noel and Leon were barn cats who we made into house cats on December 29, 2006, and Cooper (who had been named Lester) – who was 4 years old when we adopted him from Animal Care and Control on December 1, 2007.

For the past year, Lucky has had some health issues that may or may not have been related to her getting old – some of her problems were definitely age related, however some underlying issues were also causing her problems. As all animal lovers know – one of the hardest decisions that they ever have to make, is the decision that they feel that the quality of life has faded so far, that the day comes, when we all have to admit that we are perhaps trying to keep our loving pets alive – more for ourselves, then for what we deep down know is in reality, best for them. Sadly that realization came this morning for Patty and I.

Lucky went outside (struggling as usual as of late), went potty, and just stood in the back yard staring sadly at me as the rain poured down on her…..she then just laid down in the rain and would not answer my calls for her to please get up and come in….Patty then came to the Patio door (as I was putting on a rain jacket to go out and carry her in) - called her name and Lucky immediately struggled to her feet and finally made her way to the house.. That was it – to go on was not fair to her.

I just wanted you all to know that Lucky is now waiting for us at "The Rainbow Bridge!" We took her into the Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic and she was gently and compassionately put to sleep at approximately 8:35 this morning – as Patty and I petted her.

As many of you know, I erected a cross next to the woods, behind our house, in 1982 - after I had buried my old dog "Mack" on that site. The cross is visible across our meadow, and is illuminated at night via a solar spot light - serving as a memorial to the numerous pets that have shared our lives over the years.

While I have always physically buried those pets in the past – It's getting a bit crowded back there, and so this year we decided to take advantage of the "Cremation Pet Services." that local funeral provider D.O. McComb & Sons recently began making available to area pet owners….I will be picking up her ashes tomorrow, and spread them under our Cross.

I apologize to anyone, who may think that you were just provided with more information then might be necessary, regarding the passing of a dog…..but somehow I believe that since everyone who will receive the attached picture of Lucky (which was taken by Patty a couple of months ago), and this information, knows how important I feel that all of the animals are, who I have been privileged to walk a ways with while here on earth – and hence you probably will understand that I simply needed to say what I needed to say regarding "Lucky" – A good dog, who I have to admit, holds a unique and special place in my heart. Thank You, John