Now were do I start?  Where I left off?

I left off trying to comfort my ailing dog.  I hung on with her a bit longer. But we took our last walk together on August 20th.  She was trying to hold on, but that morning I knew it was time to make my most difficult decision.  On the car ride to the vet. the Ed Sheeran “Photograph” song played.  I again believe Lucky chose to communicate through the synchronicity of the radio:

Loving can heal
Loving can mend your soul
And it’s the only thing that I know
I swear it will get easier
Remember that with every piece of ya
And it’s the only thing we take with us when we die

We keep this love in this photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Our hearts were never broken
Times forever frozen still

So you can keep me
Inside the pocket
Of your ripped jeans
Holdin’ me closer
‘Til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone….

She was absolutely the best and it really hurts to have lost her, but a part of her will always remain with our family.  When we returned from the veterinarian’s there was a feather laying in the spot outside the garage door where Lucky always waited for me.  She earned her “wings” and I know she is always and forever with me….


This week I am camping in Minnesota with my daughter, helping her move into a new apartment and spending some quality mom/adult daughter time.  I wish I had my Lucky with me again.  She loved camping, hiking and generally being wherever the family was.  This is her on a family camping trip in her “prime” in August of 2009.  I think this is a perfect photograph to keep in the pocket of my ripped jeans.  Thank you Lucky for the kind of love that heals the soul.  “It’s the only thing we take with us when we die.”

Lucky Penney – Family Camping 2009


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