Saying one last goodbye to our pet that means the world to us is beyond heart-breaking. Especially when there is nothing we can do to change the sad reality.
Dale Thompson from Toronto shared with us a precious moment of the farewell with his 14-year-old dog Murphy who had been fighting cancer for some time.
This owner was aware his dog was experiencing excruciating pain and knew that the decision to end Murphy’s suffering would be the most reasonable now, no matter how hard it was so make it.
“This is Murphy’s 14th & last Christmas with me. Tragically, the cancer is now all through his nose and into his throat. There’s nothing else I can do except make him comfortable & happy.”
Dale posted a touching video of Murphy walking towards the vet’s office. The poor soul didn’t know it was his last walk ever.
“Murphy walked to the vet today for the last time. He walked in with dignity, clarity and honour. He left this world the same way he came into it: With style, grace and happy.”
“Even at the end, he was happy and when I cried to say goodbye, he tried to get up and leave with me. I couldn’t tell him enough how sorry I was for doing this and how I regretted every single time I got upset at him or didn’t spend enough time with him too. He was happy.”
Feeling empty and sorrowful, Dale let his heart and soul speak of his love for Murphy through the deep words he shared in a longer post.
“You know I would’ve taken on your cancer from you if I could’ve. You were an anomaly for not only loving visits to the vet but enjoying getting a needle. Your last gesture was to stop me from crying before your final breath. I wonder if you understood when I asked you to wait for me on the other side.”
Many who have experienced the pain of losing a pet in the same manner only had compassion and consolation to give to this dog owner.
“Went through the same with my Schuey. He walked into the vet too and I sat on the floor with him until he was at peace. Wish they could live longer. Sending massive hugs.” [email protected] via Twitter
“They take a piece of us with them when they go. It is the hardest thing in the world to be strong for them when they tell you it is their time.” – @suzannekeith71 via Twitter
Murphy crossed the rainbow bridge and is no longer in pain. And for his owner, he’s waiting for the day to meet his beloved pet again somewhere in the eternity.
Murphy walked to the vet today for the last time. He walked in with dignity, clarity and honour.
He left this world the same way he came into it: With style, grace and happy.
RIP my friend 💔 https://t.co/AF7H6clw2E pic.twitter.com/JRZzqD2751
— Dale Thompson (@daleethompson) December 30, 2019
Story Source: Online