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February 13, 2020

We adopted Lucky Prince Stephano (formerly Mr. Stephano), a Border Collie, at your facility on October 27, 2013 as a senior dog, who was brought to the THS from Woodstock. Lucky had an incredibly eventful, happy, fun, comfortable, yet health challenged filled life, but it was astonishing how resilient and life-loving Lucky was while fighting, earning the nickname of a “Miracle Dog” at our doctor-veterinarian’s practice. Lucky lived six happy years with us in addition to his already deep senior years, and it is with great sadness that he passed away naturally, at home, in our loving arms on November 7, 2019.

Lucky had an extraordinary, stellar life force that allowed him to champion every challenge, no matter how severe or potentially deadly it was, and rise with dignity, fighting for every breath, every step, every hour. He was faithfully by my side for years while I was writing my PhD dissertation, but regretfully, he did not make it to the doctoral defense, having passed away three weeks before my big day.

The lantern of Lucky’s heart will forever illuminate our lives, and we are so grateful for all the incredible years of joy and love he gave us.