A family has shared a heartbreaking story after they were forced to say goodbye to their 14-year-old beloved dog who was terminally ill.
For the Rampersads, the news of their dog’s continually degrading health condition, including bladder and stomach cancer, felt like a stake through the heart.
Despite feeling upset by the fact that 14-year-old Wilson the German Pointer wouldn’t be with them for much longer, the family decided to make the most out of their final moments together.
And so, the Rampersads organized their final trip together as a complete family to give Wilson the best day of his life.
Before going on a boat trip and for a swim, Stephen and Christen gave Wilson medication to reduce the pain in order to allow him to enjoy the day to the fullest.
On the day following the water activities, Wilson joined Stephen at his work and became an honorary firefighter. Later on, the family took a walk on the beach and treated the pooch with a very special lunch.
For his final meal, Wilson dug into a pile of French fries and a burger. He was also treated to a bowl of ice cream and a plate full of bacon. On top of it all, Wilson was surrounded by the people who loved him the most – his family.
After the joyful weekend, the hard part followed and Wilson was taken to the vet where he passed away peacefully in the embrace of Stephen’s arms.
Speaking of their final days together to The Mirror, Stephen said:
“Wilson was just over-the-top excited about it all. Every time food came up, his ears would perk up.
“He just went everywhere with us. He never left our sight. It was the best weekend we could have asked for. He was an amazing dog.”
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