The bond you share with your dog is one that will last a lifetime. They want to be there for you no matter what it is you are going through. Whether it's happy or sad, your pets want nothing more than to be by your side for all of life's big moments. Having to be away from your animal for any reason is upsetting, but it's even worse when you don't have the choice.
David King had been in the hospital battling cancer, but he was not doing well. King's granddaughter, Ellie Miguel, came up with a brilliant plan to try to bring him a little bit of joy in his final days, planning to sneak his beloved dog Lil Fee into the hospital.
She was going to have to be sneaky, but it was well worth the effort. Miguel knew that seeing his dog one last time would mean the world to her grandfather, but when the nurses heard what they were going to do they knew they had to step in...
“My grandpa loved his dog Lil Fee,” Miguel said. “She would follow him around everywhere. He would bring her everywhere he could. My grandpa had been battling cancer for the past couple of years, but last week it took over his whole body.”
King's wife had been bringing pictures of their dog in to give him a little bit of light in his day, but the nurses thought they could do a little more. “The nurses always heard my grandma talking about Lil Fee. So they encouraged her and helped her get the dog in," Miguel explained. “They had my aunt carry the dog in a really big purse. For the first time that day, he moved his arm in attempts to pet his Lil Fee. It was a moment I’ll never forget.”
Miguel shared photos of the moment that her grandfather finally got to see his dog, and the picture is heartbreaking. He was able to say goodbye to his best friend before he lost his battle to cancer. It just goes to show you how much these animal companions mean to people, even in their final moments.