Age can make it more difficult for pets to move around. Mobility problems for senior dogs can develop from aging and illnesses.
But it’s also when you want to make your pet’s days special since you know they might not have much time. You want to take them on trips and create memories with them while they still have the opportunity. And other owners come up with unique methods to make their older dogs more active.
Like one man who devised a creative method to take his dying dog on one last wonderful journey.
Monty, a 10-year-old Labradoodle, was always by Carlos Fresco’s side wherever they went. He took the dog with him on seemingly endless walks and hikes. However, after learning that Monty had leukemia, he knew the dog’s time on earth was ending.
“I knew Monty was dying as his cancer had returned,” Carlos told SWNS. “He was diagnosed 18 months ago and responded very well to chemotherapy. But unfortunately, his leukemia returned eight weeks ago, and he declined rapidly.”
The Pen y Fan is located in the Brecon Beacons in Wales and is one of Carlos and Monty’s favorite hiking destinations. However, Carlos wanted to have one more adventurous life with Monty as they ended things.
But although Monty was no stranger to outdoor adventures, his declining health made it more difficult for him to move around. Carlos was worried that his dog might be unable to reach the top of the mountain.
Therefore, he acted on the spot. He pulled his friend up the hill in a wheelbarrow as they helped each other.
They climbed the hill together as a group. When they saw it, many other hikers turned their attention to the wheelbarrow. Carlos claims that upon learning of Monty’s situation, many people “shed a tear” and expressed their compassion; some even offered to help push him up the hill.
“That little guy touched so many lives,” Carlos told SWNS. “Made everyone he came into contact with a smile and just took a moment to reflect how sometimes life’s not that bad.”
Additionally, he claims that Monty enjoyed all the fuss around his adventure.
Sadly, Monty died on June 21. It turned out to be the dog’s last trip.
Although the loss of his dog undoubtedly saddened Carlos, he was thankful for the special final journey they took together and expressed his appreciation to anyone impacted by his story.
“He was truly a special boy. God bless and goodnight, little fella.”
Monty, may you finally be at peace. We are overjoyed that you could go on one more journey with your devoted owner.
Feel free to pass along the same wonderful tale to someone with a special fondness for dogs.
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