A Wonderful Story — Anyone who has pets will really like this. You’ll like it even if you don’t, and may decide you need one.
   Jim and Mary’s dog Buddy was a real character. Whenever Jim and Mary  had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Buddy would help himself to whatever struck his fancy.
 Inevitably, someone would forget, and something would come up missing. Mary or Jim would go to Buddy’s toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Buddy’s favourite toys. 

Buddy always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box.

  It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. She felt she was going to die of this disease — she was just sure it was fatal. The  double mastectomy was scheduled , and Mary felt  fear riding on her shoulders.

 The night before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled with Buddy.

A thought struck her…what would happen to Buddy?

Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim, he was Mary’s dog through and through. “If I die, Buddy may feel abandoned” although she knew her husband Jim would really take good care of him, Buddy won’t  understand that I didn’t want to leave him and this  thought made her sad but she knew he would not be alone. 

 The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated and Mary was hospitalised for over two weeks.

Jim took Buddy for his  walk faithfully, but the little dog just drooped, whining and miserable.

 Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn’t even make it up the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap. Buddy stood watching Mary but he didn’t come to her when she called. It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed.

 When Mary woke for a second she couldn’t understand what was wrong. She couldn’t move her head and her body felt heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized the problem…

 She was covered, literally blanketed, with every treasure Buddy owned!  While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favourite things in life. He had covered her with his love.

 Mary forgot about dying and she prayed instead and then she and Buddy   began living again, walking further and further together every day.


 It’s been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free. Buddy? He still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.

 We Live every day to the fullest and put meaning into it  and we remember it is a blessing from God.

The people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards.

They are the ones that care.

 Even acqaintances can become good friends when we take an interest and  care for them, and  they may respond but even if they don’t  as we give we will receive something  more valuable then wordly treasures…


  Remember even our closest friends were once strangers. 


About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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20 Responses to BUDDY…….

  1. Pingback: Buddy or Friend « Chatterclub's WP Blog

  2. Lady Deidre says:

    What a delightful story, Annie! Enjoyed!
    God Bless You!


    • freedomborn says:

      Thanks Dei, I thought doggies would make a change from spiders and scorpions thanks for visting and not bringing the them with you, but then the Birds were great so I should be thankful and not complain……. seriously God’s creation is awesome.

      Thankful Annie.


  3. Reblogged this on In Love With The Lord and commented:
    A lesson in loving unconditionally.


  4. Wow, this story did bring tears to my eyes. Not long after I moved 900 miles to this new life I’m living, my best friend who was the one who introduced me to this place came down with a very deadly form of cancer and quickly passed away. Her hubby takes good care of the dog, but Wally was Becky’s dog in the way this story goes and has never quite seemed the same since she died. We seldom feel such unconditional love and it’s so special when we receive it.


    • freedomborn says:

      Hi Martha, thank you for sharing it always amazes me how true to life these stories are and that they are reapted over and over again, God’s gift of devoted animals never ends they are indeed a blessing.

      Christian Love Anne.


  5. Loved this! Thanks, Anne. 🙂


    • freedomborn says:

      Thanks Jeanne, I too love stories about Animals especially when they share about their loyalty and affection for Mankind, we realise just what a wonderful gift they are.

      Christian Love Anne


  6. phoenix143 says:

    Your post touched my heart. I learned that I lost an old friend and mentor to breast cancer last night. She was a huge dog lover. Your story made me smile and think of her. Bless you.


    • My sympathy for the loss of your dear friend. I will be praying for you during this time. 😉


    • freedomborn says:

      Dear phoenix143 I’m so sorry to hear about your friend even when we have assurence they are with The Lord, we still miss them but even more so then our furry friends they are still very close because the times we have shared, our coversations and when we praised God together is imprited on our mind and heart and we can call on them at any time.

      We will keep you in prayer – Christian Love Anne


  7. isaiah43123 says:

    As Ron said, a beastiful story of unconditional love. Oh, to be more like our pets, well sometines. 🙂


  8. Brush Arbors says:

    Anne; What a touching story…almost made a grown man cry.. Made me do some thinking this morning… For one thing, I’m a little more thankful for my 3 cats… God bless you sister for this wonderful story…. Blessings.. Bro Pat..


  9. ron says:

    loved the story of Buddy ,they are such treasures , Gods little helpers on earth to make us big people feel loved and wanted and their love is unconditional , just like our Masters.


    • freedomborn says:

      Hi Love, I know what you mean but as you shared once before, God’s Love is so much greater then a dogs it’s very differant but a dog does indeed show Loyalty and affection.

      Christian Love Anne.


  10. dd16591569 says:

    Hello Dear Anne.. lovely .. I can not imagine my life with out my 4 leg baby 🙂


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