Man wheels dying dog to top of mountain

Man wheels dying dog to top of mountain

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Joey Ramone

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2,106 posts

94 months

Friday 9th July
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Article this morning in The Times about a guy who wheeled his best mate Monty the labradoodle (with Monty's favourite stuffed toy next to him the whole way), to the top of Pen Y Fan in a wheelbarrow so the two could enjoy one last trip together before Monty passed away from leukaemia

Got to me, that did. Cried a bit, I have to admit

Lovely to hear that Monty had a wonderful few last days.


Louis Balfour

21,586 posts

191 months

Friday 9th July
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Here's a video.

It looks to me as though the dog wasn't entirely delighted by it all, particularly when his forward motion stopped abruptly as his clumsy master barged into rocks.. A crafty sniff of the sherpa's crutch towards the end was apparently his only escape from the ignimony.

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2021-07-07/man-push...

moorx

2,452 posts

83 months

Chubbyross

2,410 posts

54 months

Friday 9th July
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I read that yesterday when on a bus. I had to wipe away a tear or two. What a lovely thing to do. I can understand potential criticism regarding doggo comfort but I bet the majority of the time he was so happy to be with his human. What a wonderful story.

Stick Legs

2,005 posts

134 months

Friday 9th July
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Sorry. If you care about the animal at all you would put it's needs before you own sentimentality.
This is for his benefit not the dogs. I would imagine it's quite uncomfortable being on your last legs and some idiot decides to drag you up a mountain in a wheel barrow because it is poignant. Dog would probably have preferred a bone by the fire.


Jasandjules

66,643 posts

198 months

Friday 9th July
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Stick Legs said:
Sorry. If you care about the animal at all you would put it's needs before you own sentimentality.
Possibly it may be that he and the dog used to go up the mountains all the time and so he was doing what the dog enjoyed?

Boosted LS1

20,204 posts

229 months

Friday 9th July
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I doubt it ever went up there in a wheel barrow apart from on that one occasion.

Who me ?

7,312 posts

181 months

Friday 9th July
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I can feel for him. Two years ago, I had to take my best mate into the Vet . Thursday ,she had problems walking. Saturday, she collapsed, fell in her bed and messed on the bed/carpet. I heard her pain from upstairs. She looked at me and said "dad ,it's over, help me ". Vet told me it was spinal. possibly years of surgery( and Shona had problems with Anaesthetics). One more could kill her. it's all about the quality of life you want for your pet. I feel I did the best for my little lass.
But I wanted another. Possibly my little lass spoke out from above. I'd like to think so, but two years ago we heard of a Westie looking for a home. It wanted a home ( possibly with kids), but knowing the breed. I know the breed. Tough. None at the kennels, but walking past the enclosures, we were "summoned" by a bark from within a cage. I asked to meet her , wondering "why" this dog had wanted to meet us. She was a mixed breed, possibly JRX and something else. Yep- I've now realised that the something else is either Westie or Wheaten Cairn. But both are really Cairns.
But NEVER reject a dog contact. Two yeas ago I had to let a good mate tell me it was time to go. Months later, a dog heard me and wanted my attention. She's here. loving life on my sofa. Free from a life in a cage at RSPCA.