Losing a dog can be devastating for their owners – especially when they’re given the heartbreaking news that their furry friend will have to be put down.
One family were recently faced with having to say goodbye to Wilson, a 14-year-old German Pointer, after learning that he was suffering from terminal bladder and stomach cancer.
Wilson’s owners, from Florida, were determined to ensure that his last days weren’t full of sadness and instead put plans into place so the doggo could truly be living his best life in his final few days.
Stephen and Christen Rampersad, along with their sons Jonah and Noah, kicked off Wilson’s dream weekend with a boat launch, where there pooch was allowed to splash around in the water again after being given medication from his vet so he could enjoy the swim pain-free.
Dog dad Stephen took Wilson to work with him the following day where the fluff ball became an honorary firefighter – although we’re sure he was left at the station when his colleagues were called on to rescue any cats .
On the difficult day that the Rampersad’s were forced to bid farewell to their loyal friend, Wilson was treated to a walk on the beach and a spot of lunch.
Pedigree Chum was off the menu and Wilson instead tucked into a menu of burger and fries, a whole plate of bacon, a full portion of vanilla ice cream and a large serving of cuddles from the waiting staff for their new favourite customer.
Stephen, who got Wilson before he met his wife and started a family, took his pet to the vet after his last meal where he passed away peacefully in his best friend’s arms on Monday.
“Wilson was just over-the-top excited about it all,” Stephen said.
“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.”