RIP Lucky

Jack and Lucky Kingston came to us after their person had passed on and they had spent about two years in kennels. For different health reasons they were not rehomeable and there was nothing further we could do with their health issues so they went into our permanent foster care program. We are so lucky to have carers that take on this difficult role.

Today our beautiful rescue foster dog Lucky passed over the Rainbow Mountain to be reunited with his brother Jack who left us in May 2018. Our hearts are broken and our house feels cold and empty.

Jack and Lucky came to us in the twilight of their lives. We loved them from the instant we met them. Gentleman Jack was so dignified but so unwell and Lucky was his guardian. Lucky would let us know when Jack needed to go outside, when he was hungry and also when he was just not feeling fantastic. Lucky was kind and caring to his brother and blessed in that he had better health than Jack. When Jack passed we were so worried about how Lucky would cope. Thankfully, although quiet for a time, he knew he was absolutely adored and relished getting all the attention to himself. He was so adoring that we broke all the house rules. He was allowed to sleep in the bedroom; it was only that he was too old to get up on the beds that he did not sleep there!

Lucky was a real charmer. We knew he was unwell with a tumour on the spleen but he never complained and was always happy to be with us. His tail wagged constantly and he just loved being loved.

Last night he took a turn for the worse and we knew he was in great pain. It was a long night of cuddles and tears as we knew that we had reached a point that there was no coming back from. Thanks to the great kindness, support and understanding of the special people at Vic Dog Rescue and the amazing North Road Veterinary Staff, Lucky was cuddled in our loving arms as he was released from his pain to make his safe and gentle journey back to Jack.

Lucky, we are still crying. Love you forever and ever beautiful man. We just can’t imagine our lives without you in them but are eternally grateful that we had the privilege of caring for you.

Sweet dreams sweetheart.

  • Lucky,
  • Lucky,
  • Lucky,
  • Lucky,