Age: 10 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
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Lucky Duck, Handsome Boy, Mama's Boy, LJ
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January 14th 2003
Being next to mommy, bullie sticks, swimming, baths, sleeping under the covers, going fishing,
Strangers around mommy, anyone laying on the floor, getting his nails clipped,thunderstorms,and most of all he hates it when people call him a chihuahua.
Stuffed ducks that quack, kongs, it's not a toy but his favorite possesion in the world is the ducky blanket my grandma made me.
Beef Jerky (he can hear a bag of jerky a mile away), green beans. Most all fruits and vegetables, heck let's say all people food.
Around our neighborhood, PetsMart and anywhere near water
Play dead, high five, guess which hand, crawl, get daddy's nose (when I say that he goes and licks his daddys nose)
I am a volunteer for IMPS (Internet Miniature Pinscher Service) and I was asked to go get him from a shelter after his owners had been murdered by their son and he had been left in the house with the bodies for approximately 10 days. The family of the murder victims had taken him to the shelter to be PTS. The shelter was told the owners had not really liked the dog because he did not mind well and several times they had to beat him, chain him outside and deny him food and water to punish him. To this day he has no hair on the underside of his neck from this mistreatment. Thankfully, the shelter workers did not have him put to sleep but instead called IMPS. The shelter lady told me he was a very aggressive dog and she did not see how he could be saved. You could tell he was afraid but he never growled or tried to bite me. The lady said he was always so mean to everyone at the shelter and was amazed at the way he seemed to trust me. I found out that ironically his name was Lucky. I transferred Lucky to my home where I saw no signs of aggressive behavior but he seemed so very frightened. He took to me immediately and accepted the rest of my family just as eagerly but just the fear in his eyes was heartbreaking. I was only going to keep Lucky overnight as another volunteer was to meet me to foster him. But he seemed so scared; I did not want him to be any more traumatized than necessary. So I agreed to foster him until he could be adopted. Certain things, such as my son, still upset him. I think this may have to do with the son who killed his former owners. And he hates anyone to lie on the floor. I remember one time in particular when I was cleaning my daughters room and had lain on the floor to retrieve some toys from under the bed. Lucky began barking this high pitched, scared bark and within minutes was pulling my clothes trying to get me up. I can only imagine how long he tried to revive his previous owners that way. I also found he is terrified of cameras. I guess all the pictures at the crime scene made him that way. It is very hard for me to get pictures of him. I have to side track him in order to get a picture. He never looks at the camera. As time passed Lucky became a major part of our lives, attaching himself and his loyalty mainly to me. I began working with training treats and within just a few hours, he was sitting, lying down, shaking hands and playing guess which hand, all on command. I found him to be very intelligent and eager to please me. It was obvious to our family that this was where Lucky belonged. This magnificent little min pin with all his baggage had stolen our hearts. This was our first experience with what rescuers call a foster failure. It was clear to Lucky -- and to us -- that he was finally home. A lady once suggested to me that Lucky had characteristics of a show dog, so I began trying to check into his background. After much digging and many emails I found someone who told me he was, in fact, registered and was once a show dog. I discovered his previous owners were caught beating him with a bat backstage at a show to teach him how to behave. They were also fined for animal cruelty, but somehow Lucky fell through the cracks and was left with these people. Lucky has been through so much in his short lifetime, but has come such a long way. We are still working on his fear aggression with strangers even though to us he is a loved, cherished, loyal and protective member of our family. He finally has a permanent loving home for the rest of his life where he can forget the past and concentrate on the good road ahead. Lucky is truly an angel sent from God to complete my life. He is such a mommas boy and I love him so much.
My family are big Elvis fans and have a room in our home that is an Elvis room. Lucky loves that room and goes in there and lays on the bed like he is "The King" While watching an Elvis movie one night we realized that Elvis played Lucky Jackson in Viva Las Vegas. Our last name is Jackson making our dog Lucky Jackson. Now we know why he thinks he is Elvis.
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February 15th 2007 9:23 am
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Lucky is featured as "Mr. September" in the IMPS calendar. I am so proud of him. I have always wanted the rest of the world to know what he went through and he overcame all of that and was able to trust humans again. It amazes me.
Now he won his first contest. He one first place in the 2007 Webbmutster Competition for "Best Rescue Survival Story" Again I am so proud of him. He has come so far in such a short time.
January 18th 2007 12:53 pm
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Jan 14, 2007 was my 4th birthday. Mom made me a special doggie cake which I had to share with my sisters. But that is OK. Mom was not feeling well and the weather was bad so she was home with me all day. We got a blanket and snuggled and vegged all day. That was the best part of my birthday.
July 26th 2006 6:19 pm
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Lucky, I have always been able to talk to you about anything and the funny thing is I know you can understand me. When I got into min pin rescue, how was I to know that I would find my best friend. YOU! You had such a horrible past and I wanted you to know you had a home and would always be loved. I wanted you to know how special you are and for you never to feel left out. After adopting you as my own, I continued to foster dogs, each time before I brought a new one home we would talk. I would reassure you of my love and tell you how we had to help other min pins who had no one to find a good life, just as you had done a few short years before. You always understood and were quite the "rescuer" showing the new dogs the ropes and making sure they knew what was expected of them. You were loving to each one til they found a new home. Now a 4 dog household later, you take care of all the others and rule like an old mother hen.
You are my best friend. You always know what I need. When I am sick you are right by my side. When I am sad you are there to lick away my tears. You make me laugh with your funny antics. You make sure everyone is safe and tucked into bed before you retire for the night under the covers at my feet.
You are a very special boy and my life is better just by having you in it.
All my love forever,
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