Family decided to make memories with their dog for the last time
Deciding to adopt a dog is an important decision, which we cannot make on the basis of a momentary desire. A dog is another living being and for this reason, we have to take our responsibilities seriously. In fact, to properly take care of a dog, you must take care of both its physical and emotional needs. You have to treat it just as if it were another member of the family.
As an example of this sort of relationship is Stephen and his family. They truly loved their dog, Wilson, a 14-year-old German Short-haired Pointer. Unfortunately, the average life span of a dog is shorter than that of humans. For this reason, Stephen’s family had to suffer the pain of losing their dog. Recently, Wilson had been diagnosed with bladder and stomach cancer. Therefore, there was not much left that anyone could for him.
The whole family, however, after receiving this devastating news, immediately decided not to give in to sadness and despair. They wanted to give their loving four-legged friend the most beautiful last days that Wilson could ever have imagined! Thus, Stephen and his family spent an entire weekend together with their beloved Wilson.
First, they gave him a painkiller, then they took him out on a boat. They allowed him to splash around freely in the water for the last time. The dog also enjoyed riding in the car and going shopping with the family.
The next morning Stephen took Wilson to the fire station, letting him spend a morning as an honorary firefighter! At lunch, he enjoyed a fantastic hamburger with fries and bacon.
Stephen was Wilson’s friend and owner even before he started his love relationship with Christen. Taking Wilson to the veterinarian clinic to die was one of the most difficult experiences in his life. In fact, poor Wilson passed away in peace, in Stephen’s arms. Wherever he is, surely Wilson has now found peace. And, he left this world with the satisfaction of having spent the last moments surrounded by his favorite people. His family also has a beautiful memory of Wilson to treasure forever.