Man Takes His Beloved Pet Dog For One Final Walk Along His Favourite Route
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A man has gone to extreme lengths to let his pet dog have one final walk along his favourite route.
Carlos Fresco and 10-year-old Monty have scaled the Brecon Beacons, a mountain range in Wales, many times over the years.
However, when the labradoodle started to become sick with leukaemia, Carlos knew he had to give his beloved pet one last look at the beautiful view from the top before he went to doggy heaven.
So, he armed himself with a wheelbarrow and set course for the peak of Pen y Fan.
Carlos said: "I knew Monty was dying as his cancer had returned. He was diagnosed 18 months ago and responded very well to chemotherapy.
"But unfortunately his leukaemia returned eight weeks ago and he declined very rapidly.
"He loved hill walks and we improvised and took him on trips around your wonderful beacons.
"Although he was weak he enjoyed all the fuss and attention received by so many well wishers."
Carlos said loads of people were also climbing the peak that same day and many stopped to give Monty a pat and hoped he enjoyed the summit.
"People on the hills were so kind and equally so sad at his deteriorating condition.
"In fact total strangers asked if they could share in pushing Monty on his last journey - many total strangers shed a tear as we all love dearly our little four-legged friends.
"I would like very much to thank them all for their support, encouragement and genuine concern over Monty.
"That little guy touched so many lives. Made everyone he came into contact with smile and just take a moment to reflect how sometimes life's not that bad.
"Our little companions are never judgemental, are always there waiting for you and offer comfort when things haven't gone well.
"I would like to thank all the wonderful people that we met in Brecon and on the hills for their true kindness and genuine sympathy.
"He was truly a special boy. God bless and goodnight little fella."
Sadly, Monty passed away on June 21 after an 18-month battle with the disease.
Carlos added: "The little fella hung on for Father's Day and is now at peace."