Lucky the Jack Russell Terrier

September 30, 2001 - June 2, 2017

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to be him to be worthy of such devotion.” - Anonymous

Lucky’s website: www.ALuckyLifeBook.com

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. I’m glad that 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. I’m glad that 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 Keuffel’s cage, Lucky looked at the cage and cried because he couldn’t get close enough to the canary.

Lucky and Keuffel’s first day.

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

 What’s a 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 a 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 billboard, 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 billboard, 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 away when you get home.

There’s no place like home.

Don’t put your camera away when you get home.

 Lucky brought joy to and made friends with everyone he met.  Proceeds from the sale of 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.

Proceeds from the sale of 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.

 How much is that burger in the window?   Lusk, Wyoming, 2006. Of course Lucky got some cheeseburger.

How much is that burger in the window?

Lusk, Wyoming, 2006. Of course Lucky got some cheeseburger.

 Making friends at the Diner on Clifton, 2012.

Making friends at the Diner on Clifton, 2012.

 Heinen’s pumpkin roll for his fifth birthday.

Heinen’s pumpkin roll for his fifth birthday.

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

The plate cleaner’s club.

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

To buy a copy of Lucky’s book, please click here.

Book cover

To purchase the audio version of A Lucky Life, please click here

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

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

 

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

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