Man Was Told To Prepare His Dog For Eternal Sleep, But Soon Found Out That He Dug The Grave In Vain
April 25, 2019 15:31 By Fabiosa
In most cases, our pets are much more than just animals. In reality, they are genuine family members, whose presence is valued and whose absence is painful to their owners’ hearts.
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For this reason, when a pet gets terminally ill, and veterinarians suggest preparing it to the journey beyond, the owner’s heart often faces the painful decision to put an end to the animal’s suffering.
This was the case of our hero for today, who received a phone call from the veterinarian, suggesting that his dog was terminally ill. The doctor recommended that the best possible decision was to end its suffering with euthanasia.
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With great sorrow and at the same time great honor to his beloved pet, the man accepted fate and understood that he could no longer be with his companion. He decided to go dig the animal a grave.
While digging, he allowed the dog to observe it. Judging from the photos, the animal understood what was going on because it really looked sad.
However, the situation took an unexpected twist when the vet appeared by himself to explain that it had been a false alarm and that his dog would be fine. Of course, the man felt relieved, but the family questioned the expert's professionalism.
The vet told my dad on the phone (??) that his dog had to be put down and he’d come to his house and do it. My dad dug the dog’s grave AND LET THE DOG WATCH. Then the vet came and checked the dog and said it was a false alarm. Oops! Dog’s fine! Everything about this is insane. pic.twitter.com/sFXKVDk5Vz— Franklin Hardy (@franklinhardy) 18 April 2019
Later, Franklin Hardy, the son of our hero, shared the story on his Twitter account. Of course, many users were touched and shocked with the events, while others just couldn’t help laughing about it:
Also-sorry- now I can’t stop laughing at the fact that someone took photos of your dad digging his dog’s grave— Christine Nangle (@nanglish) 18 April 2019
This is the worst Lassie episode I've ever seen.— Kevin Moyers (@KevinMoyers) 18 April 2019
Some stated that the father had taken everything too close to heart:
Dad was a little too fatalistic— John Levenstein (@johnlevenstein) 18 April 2019
Regardless of all the emotions that this story evoked, the most important thing here is that Franklin's father has reported that the dog is doing well, and his family can enjoy its company for quite a while. That is a real happy ending, isn’t it?