Losing a dog is a horrible thing for anyone to go through. But what about the dog who leave us? This gorgeous 15-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd, called Lena, shared her last day on Imgur, with the help of her parents, and the result is truly heartbreaking.
Speaking from Lena's point of view, we are taken through the events of her last day – saying goodbye to her friends, bath time, snack time, her last walk, and of course, cuddles with mommy and daddy.
Unfortunately, yesterday I started my forever nap. Don't be sad, because I was a happy 15.5 years old! I want to share with you how I spent my last 24 hours. It was a lot of fun.
Lena remembered adventures she went on with her mummy and daddy. She then had visits from Granny and two of her dog friends, but she found it quite exhausting! Luckily, she got to lie on the sofa for cuddles with her parents and even have some yummy beef purée.
I love my granny more than anyone. She took care of me a lot of the time when my Mom or Dad wanted to be irresponsible. She was awesome to the very end.
This is Aspen, my cousin. It was great to have a visit from her, although I look so tired. I can't explain it, but I was just so exhausted towards the end.
I spent a lot of time doing this this past weekend, as I waited for all of my friends to come visit. I loved seeing people make the walk up to our house!
I told you I love being on my Mom's lap. I will miss this.
Lena finally took one last trip to her beloved park, she had just enough energy to have a short play around with mum and dad. This was her happiest, last memory.
There was time for one last family picture as well. I wish my Daddy didn't look so sad.
This is me loaded for my final car ride. Quite the striking profile, I know. I wasn't happy it was my last, but I was ready for it. I served my Mom and Dad as the greatest companion that anyone could ever know. Knowing that, I leave with pride and confidence.
Rest in peace Lena, your family will miss you but you will always stay in their hearts. <3
Note: At the end, Lena adds a point about her shaved belly from her ultrasound, and reminds us all to check our dogs' gallbladders for kidney problems. If you think your dog may have a health problem, then go to the vet and get them checked out. Better to be safe than sorry.
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