I believe with all my heart that Lucchese was sent to me, an earth-angel with four paws, soft red fur, and beautiful amber eyes. She started off as an ill-behaved, scared little girl, but soon I found that all she needed was to trust and to be trusted, and to be loved.
We trained to be a volunteer search/rescue team, and it was on one of the searches that she showed her true calling as a therapy dog. A hush came over the SAR teams as she comforted the victim’s family member and a team member stated, “well, we have a therapy dog.” It was within a couple of months that I found the Divine Canines organization, still in its early beginnings, and I knew that this was where she belonged. She led me down many hallways, to many people, young and old, throughout her years of service, always amazing me with her ever-knowing way of who needed her the most.
Lucchese received her angel wings on November 11, 2011 and on that day I lost my heart and my soul. I know that time will ease the pain but I will never be whole again. Tami Stone