Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LUCKY... dazzling in simplicity

She made me hyperventilate the first time I got close to her and more so when I was only an inch apart from her. It's like it always has been. I mean when you meet someone you're not so familiar with, something uneventful, or when peculiar things happen that are not usual part of your daily life. Basic human instinct.

I have no apparent idea that at a certain point in my life I will be given a chance and opportunity to be close to you.

"It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary"

I'd like to share an article for everyone to learn to appreciate the things that you have.
This is a story about a dog named "Lucky". She's not mine and will never be mine anymore, yet in one way or another, I could say that we've enjoyed and loved each other's company. She was the love of the life of the love of my life before.. (sorry,can't figure out the correct adjective to describe her, and her)
Let me introduce her..
Lucky enjoying the view...
Lucky is a Labrador Retriever. Dogs of her breed are very loving, kind, loyal and compassionate to their master and it is also one of the most popular breed of assistance dog as well as being widely used by police and other official bodies for their detection and working abilities. Typically, Labradors are athletic and love to swim, play catch and retrieve games, and are good with young children.

Lucky was such an exceptional dog. We had wonderful time together. We used to watch English TV series "Fear Factor", to be particular. Sometimes she stinks and there are times when you can see her saliva flowing out from her sweet lips when she's too hungry. hahaha. One time she played a trick, a very unusual one; she hid her eyeballs and we were so amazed how did she do that trick. She snoured so loud when she fell asleep after a pre-occupied and playful afternoon. We used to go out at the curb of the street just to find her sanctuary so she could poop.

Those were simple moments we'd shared together and i really miss her. Honestly.

 And those times were made possible by her master of course. Her master was really kind enough to trust me though I am unworthy of a look to be trusted. I remembered she taught me of some basic taming process. Lucky will not listen to you at all!, she exclaimed. I had an unfortunate knack of saying the right things and words. She explained that I need to be firm in doing commands like.. "Lucky come here!" "Lucky bite!"
Nevertheless, we became close. And I'm glad I get to know them, especially Lucky.

The master? i guess so.... hehe
Few months later, life gets so really busy, hard, and the usual happy and dearing moments turned blurry. I was away and never heard anything from her, and her again. It was sad and awful. And after sometime, I received an email from a long lost friend telling me of a bad news.

Lucky died.

It was devastating.

For a moment, I begun delving deeper into the memories that we had. The sad thing was that I was away and couldn't even see her again. She taught me simple ways of happiness. I came across a photograph of her not so long ago, her face and skin, the long snout sniffing at something in the air, her tail straight and pointed, her eyes flashing in some momentary excitement, everything was just too oblivious to the busy world before and just minding ways on how to live, survive and be happy.

Life teaches us in so many different scenarios. Every blessing ignored becomes a cursed. I, myself, sometimes didn't see things; their importance, their significance, and the little time with Lucky carries an enormous unforgettable moments. Our memories were forcing me to again look at wealth and at horizons I knew before.

Decoding the puzzle...

Brilliant indeed! 

She'd left, but shared something.

It's the simple things in life that are most extraordinary.

Thank you Lucky & Abi.

Bottomline: Almost all  the time, people fail to recognize good things in their lives and you'll never know ones worth until its gone. 


  1. "Almost all the time, people fail to recognize good things in their lives and you'll never know ones worth until its gone." ..... hmmmmmmm ksma b ung master (worthy)..? hehehe... grabe n tlga... gling ah..

  2. wahahahaha... halryt thoneth a.. anu tanong mo? d ko magets! wahahahaha.. tnx sa comment thoneth.. guddae ingat..