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Owner prepares unique last walk for his dying Labradoodle

man carrying dog in his backpack dog-sad

The hardest thing about owning a dog is that they don’t live as long as we do, and sadly, there comes a day where we are forced to say goodbye. 

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 23/07/2021, 18:00, Updated on the 27/07/2021, 09:15

Carlos Fresco’s 10-year-old Labradoodle named Monty suffered from leukaemia for 18 months.

Carlos knew that Monty wasn’t going to make it, but he was determined to make sure that his last moments in this life would count. So he started to think about what would make Monty happy.

Bucket list for a dying dog

And suddenly, he got the best idea! When Monty was in perfect health, he loved going for hikes in Brecon, Wales. Sadly, Monty’s current condition wouldn’t allow him to hike the way he used to. But that didn’t stop Carlos.

The devoted dog owner placed comfortable pillows and blankets inside a wheelbarrow to make it as comfortable as possible for his best pal. Then, he placed Monty inside and started pushing! The duo were hiking together once again!

Monty loved seeing his favourite place again and sharing this special moment with his beloved owner. Plus, he got tons of attention from fellow hikers who stopped to say hello.

It’s hard to say goodbye

Monty stayed strong until Father’s Day and passed soon after while sleeping at the foot of Carlos’ bed. He is greatly missed by his owner, but Carlos can be proud of what he did. Thanks to his kind gesture, Monty had the best last few days, and knew he was loved until the very end.

Wherever he is now, we’re sure he’s still watching over Carlos. RIP, Monty.