Age might make it more difficult for pets to move around. Mobility issues for elderly dogs can arise from aging and diseases.
But it’s also the time when you want to make your pet’s days especially memorable since you know they might not have much longer. You want to take them on adventures and create memories with them while they still have the chance. And other owners come up with unique techniques to make their elderly canines more mobile.
Like one man who came up with a really creative method to take his dying dog on one more wonderful journey.
Carlos Fresco would take Monty, his 10-year-old Labradoodle, everywhere. He would go on many walks and treks with the dog. But when Monty was given a leukemia diagnosis, he realized the dog’s days were numbered.
Carlos told SWNS, “I knew Monty was dying as his disease had resurfaced.” “He was diagnosed 18 months ago, and chemotherapy worked wonders for him. Unfortunately, his leukemia came back eight weeks ago, and he deteriorated quickly.
However, Carlos was still determined to take Monty on one last exciting excursion, so he took him to one of their favorite hiking locations, the Pen y Fan in the Welsh Brecon Beacons.
Although Monty was accustomed to hiking, his deteriorating health made it more difficult for him to move about. Carlos was concerned that his dog would be unable to ascend.
He thus made an adjustment. He assisted his pal in a wheelbarrow as they up the slope.
They ascended the slope together. The wheelbarrow attracted the interest of several other trekkers. When others heard about Monty’s predicament, Carlos claims that many “shed a tear” and showed sympathy, even offering to lift Monty up the hill.
Carlos told SWNS, “That tiny child affected so many hearts. made everyone he encountered smile and stop to consider that perhaps life isn’t all that horrible.
Additionally, he claims that Monty enjoyed all the hoopla around his journey.
The excursion turned out to be Monty’s last one; he passed away on June 21.
Carlos thanked everyone who had been touched by his tale for their support, even though he was undoubtedly saddened by the loss of his dog but thankful for the incredible final journey they had taken together.
“He was a really unique young man. Godspeed and good night, young man.