Lucky the Jack Russell Terrier 2001 - 2017

Lucky is my friend, my partner, my defender, my dog. He is my life and my love, and I am his life, his love, his leader. Lucky was mine, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart on June 2, 2017. I hope that I was worthy of such devotion.

Rest in peace, sweet boy. I love you and I miss you.

Summer at the lake.  While I filled up the Beetle, Lucky got in the driver's seat, and I'm glad I always wear my camera and didn't leave it in the car. 

Summer at the lake. 

While I filled up the Beetle, Lucky got in the driver's seat, and I'm glad I always wear my camera and didn't leave it in the car. 

Lucky and Keuffel's first day. The best pictures are often right in front of you. After I uncovered the canary's cage, Lucky looked at the cage and cried because he couldn't get close enough to see the bird.

Lucky and Keuffel's first day.

The best pictures are often right in front of you. After I uncovered the canary's cage, Lucky looked at the cage and cried because he couldn't get close enough to see the bird.

What's dog to do? While walking Lucky, I came upon this sign, and asked him to pose. After a couple of years, he was used to these requests.

What's dog to do?

While walking Lucky, I came upon this sign, and asked him to pose. After a couple of years, he was used to these requests.

When I saw this sign, I knew there was a picture to be made.  "It's not what you look at, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau

When I saw this sign, I knew there was a picture to be made. 

"It's not what you look at, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau

There's no place like home. Don't put your camera in the bag when you get home.

There's no place like home.

Don't put your camera in the bag when you get home.

Lucky brought joy to and made friends with everyone he met. All of the proceeds from this phot0, which I had permission to take, will be donated to Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church - which is in a part of Indiana that's home to many Plain folk - to help repair the $50,000 in damage vandals recently did to the church. 

Lucky brought joy to and made friends with everyone he met.

All of the proceeds from this phot0, which I had permission to take, will be donated to Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church - which is in a part of Indiana that's home to many Plain folk - to help repair the $50,000 in damage vandals recently did to the church. 

What's in the bag?  Lunch stop, Lusk, Wyoming, 2006. Of course Lucky got some cheeseburger.

What's in the bag?  Lunch stop, Lusk, Wyoming, 2006. Of course Lucky got some cheeseburger.

The plate cleaner's club. Since I was making pictures, Lucky decided he had a better chance of getting a treat from Cousin Kim.

The plate cleaner's club.

Since I was making pictures, Lucky decided he had a better chance of getting a treat from Cousin Kim.

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Book cover

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To watch a video of Dr. Decker working with Lucky, please click the arrow.

 

To read Lucky's final blog post, please click here.

"I've got a lot of fond memories of that dog." - Indiana Jones in the final scene of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade