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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Woman Adopts Dying Dog To Make His Final Days As Happy As Possible (14 Pics)

There’s no Make-A-Wish Foundation for dogs, but if there were, Nicole Elliot could be its CEO. The Columbus, Georgia resident recently adopted Chester, a cancer-ridden dog, from Animal Ark Rescue. When Eliot saw “hospice needed” posted by a charity, she decided to take the dog in to make his last days as happy as possible.

“I am trying to give him normal doggy experiences that he may have never had the chance to do before, and a ton of spoiling,” she told WTVM. “So far he took a ride with the windows down, he had a famous Nathans hot dog, he had a doggie sundae, he had a milk and oatmeal bath (spa day), he went on a shopping spree where he got a cozy bed, bandannas, lots of treats, and toys.”

Chester was found in a shelter where he was dying from cancer

 Nicole Elliot couldn’t bear the thought of him dying alone – she “fell in love the moment [she] saw him”
 “I had to consider it for a while and decide if I could handle it. I decided it would be an amazing experience to take on”
 “I knew that it would be my responsibility to make his final days the best I could, to mine and his ability”
 “As you can see his favorite spot is on the center console. I think he feels like a king up there”
 “I am trying to give him normal doggy experiences that he may have never had the chance to do before, and a ton of spoiling”
 “He doesn’t seem to be in much pain, but he is slow due to his age”
 “Out of all of that his favorite part has been any of the food and treats – he still has a HUGE appetite”
 “He likes his hair blowing in the wind, but his legs aren’t stable enough to stand and put his head out the window”
 “He had surgery to remove some tumors. Soon after more tumors started showing up on his body. Today he has many cancerous lumps all over his body”
 “He is also heart worm positive. He is still so sweet and as perky as he could be”
 Nicole’s daughter Paisley also tries to make Chester’s days as joyful as possible
 “So far he took a ride with the windows down, he had a famous Nathans hot dog, he had a doggie sundae, he had a milk and oatmeal bath (spa day), he went on a shopping spree where he got a cozy bed, bandannas, lots of treats, and toys”
 “It will be so tough to lose him shortly, so I decided to take the time he has left (which is undetermined, but not guessed to be very long,) and make it as happy as I can”

3 comments:

  1. Nice, but I wonder if she knows that the mustard on that hotdog is poisonous to dogs?

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  2. This is much more than "nice". This is a woman who saw a need and stopped to fill it. Would that we would all do something similar! Honestly, God bless her and her daughter for the self-less love that they are lavishing on that sweet doggy. Perhaps she will inspire someone else who has the love in their hearts, and the room in their homes (and wallets, let's admit it), to do the same!!

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