If you love animals, you’ll just love this sweet story of a dog with cancer and his wonderful last day on earth. His owners knew the best thing to do would be to put him down, but that doesn’t make it any easier to see their best friend go. They did everything they could to make him comfortable and give him the best last day ever. This touching story of dog’s last day on earth is sure to make you cry.
1. Dukey’s last meal
His favorite thing to scarf down was always hamburgers, so that’s what his owners bought for him. Lots and lots of hamburgers.
2. Laugh time
Dukey spent the day laughing and playing with his owners. Did you notice that he’s a 3-legged dog?
3. Don’t want to go
Duke knows he’s got a good life here with these people, but now it’s time for him to go.
4. Dukey and his friends
The whole family gathered around to pet and laugh with Dukey once last time.
5. Moments of seriousness
Sometimes there are moments of true seriousness, when they remembered what was going to happen today.
6. Friends came to visit
The twins were offered some hot dogs, but they turned them down, saying they wanted Dukey to be able to have them all.
7. Dukey’s main girl
Dukey loves playing with Kristen and doesn’t mind going to the groomers, all because of her.
8. Going for a ride
Why not take those final hours and make them into something truly special?
9. Dukey and Kristen talking it out
10. Dukey wants everyone to know how much he loved them
The look in his eye seems to say, I’ll miss you, you know that, don’t you?”
11. Dukey getting serious
He needs to make sure his loved ones are taken are of.
12. “Please take care of them”
He’ll bark and lick and be sure to get his point across.
13. Playing at the splash pad
Dukey played in the water like the happiest dog on earth.
14. We had fun today
Dukey is all smiles while getting wet at the splash pad for his very last time.
15. Grateful for life
Dukey is grateful he can still move and run and get wet— mostly he’s just enjoying life.
16. Dukey played where he normally wouldn’t have
Usually mom would tell him no or make him go somewhere else. But today was a special day and Dukey got to do whatever he wanted.
17. Dukey pondering today
Dukey is a proud father and his puppies will surely miss him.
18. Almost time
The vet arrived to the park where Dukey would spend his last minutes and filled her syringe that would help to put him down. Dukey had lived a good life, and now it was time to let him go peacefully.
19. Saying bye to mom
Dukey had his leg removed in hopes of removing a cancerous tumor. It didn’t work, but Dukey was still the happiest dog you ever knew.
20. Dukey felt love
Medicine kept the dog from feeling any pain in his last months but it couldn’t go on forever this way.
21. Happy boy
This dog was still friendly and happy even when he knew his time was drawing to a close.
22. ‘Til we meet again
Dukey isn’t gone forever– he’ll always remain in our hearts.
23. I love you
“I’ll never stop looking back at you.”
24. Goodbye Dukey
We love you, sweet dog.