Dogs are the best but seeing them go is the worst for many of us. It’s extremely hard to say goodbye to such loyal and loving friends.
Recently social media was ablaze with photos of a labradoodle in a wheelbarrow being taken up the mountain by its owner for one last walk.
The man was identified as Carlos Fresco, 57, who took his 10-year-old Labradoodle Monty, up his favorite mountain in Brecon, Wales.
Monty had been battling leukemia for months, which made him unable to walk. Before his illness, he and Fresco had enjoyed many hikes together.
“I knew Monty was dying as his cancer had returned. He was diagnosed 18 months ago and responded very well to chemotherapy,” Fresco said.
“Although he was weak he enjoyed all the fuss and attention received by so many well-wishers. People on the hills were so kind and equally so sad at his deteriorating condition.”
Fresco remembered occasions when strangers would ask if they could help push Monty up the mountain during the hikes as many onlookers were sad at the sight of the labradoodle who was unable to walk.
Monty passed away at the foot of Fresco’s bed after they spent Father’s Day together, “I would like to thank all the wonderful people that we met in Brecon and on the hills for their true kindness and genuine sympathy,” Fresco said.
What a heartfelt and beautiful story of how this owner took care of his dog as a family member and gave him all the love he deserved.