Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lucky Dog

We can't imagine life without our one-eyed dog, Maggie.

As the incredible Morris, Oklahoma stories & pictures unfold of hope, devastation, love, heartbreak and endless supplies of support our hearts ache and our eyes continue to well up with tears.

And then...we witness an elderly woman sharing her personal journey of how she survived, but that she fears her dog did not.  As she is sharing her story for all of us to hear...the dog, HER dog appears out from under the debris of her tornado savaged home.  "One of my prayers was answered, to save my life and now the second was answered".

We too, feel that "our second prayer was answered".  For my husband, 6 years ago was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that would require open heart surgery.  This defect is what is termed, "the widow maker".  We caught it just in the nick of time, successful surgery was performed and he is leading a healthy, LUCKY life.  Prayer 1 answered.

Prayer 2 came in the form of a rescued, fluffy terrier, that we named Maggie.  As life would bring a crazy, meant-to-be moment once again, she was born on the day my husband had his heart surgery!

She was a little puppy when the inconceivable happened...Maggie was hit by a car right in front of our home...and I witnessed it all.  From not only the car driving away (not even getting out to make sure she was OK), to my husband's tears flowing down his cheeks as he carried her away from the scene in his LUCKY Irish Rugby Shirt.

Maggie thankfully survived with little to no cognitive issues or broken bones.  What Maggie did lose is her right eye.  And has never missed a beat since then.  Her signature right ear has become her "antenna" and very rarely is Maggie!

Here's to learning a lesson from a dog, "No matter what life brings...kick some grass over that shit and move on".

LUCKY Maggie


  1. Awe sweet Maggie <3 .So glad you caught your husbands heart defect in time! I have had some heart issues too.But nothing that requires surgery.Is that a painting that you did of Maggie?


    1. Anne, SO glad to hear that your heart issues have also been addressed. No, Maggie's painting was done by an artist that I met several years ago while attending a Chicago holiday art fair.

      Vintage xxoo,

  2. Great meeting you at the sale today! Looking forward to your shop opening!

  3. Hi Lauren!
    It was SO great to meet you too...and SO glad that Jody introduced us!! Hope that you will enjoy all of your Lucky Junk treasures :) And I look forward to our continued connections...and seeing you again at the LUCKY JUNK grand opening!

    I will head over to your blog now!

    Vintage xxoo,