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Family Throws Early 'Last Christmas' For Dying Dog

A family in Bedford, England planned a special send-off for their beloved dog last month, after finding out the sickly pooch wouldn't survive until Christmas.

Scooby, a 15-year-old cocker spaniel, was suffering from the advanced stages of "doggy dementia," a condition that affects aging dogs. When his vet said that Scooby wouldn't make it to Christmas, his owner Molly Bradshaw planned an early Christmas party for him.

While losing a beloved family pet is a pain we all know, it's heartwarming to see the lengths people will go to make their four-legged family feel loved in their last days.

Bradshaw decorated her home - and her family - for Christmas, setting up the tree a month early and spreading tinsel around her living room.

With Michael Buble's holiday hits playing on the stereo, Bradshaw dressed Scooby up in his holiday sweater and Santa hat for a teary goodbye with his loving family.

Bradshaw calls Scooby her "best friend," and says that throwing one last holiday celebration for her sick pet was a no-brainer.

"It was clear he wasn't going to make it to Christmas," she said, "so I thought I'd bring Christmas to Scooby."

After his last day of celebrating, Scooby was put to sleep on November 3rd.

Saying goodbye to her lifelong friend was hard, but Bradshaw says Christmas was Scooby's favorite time of year, so after months of suffering she finds comfort in knowing he was happy when he passed.

"I feel like Scooby's memory is still living on," she says,"and I still feel his presence."

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