Man Gives His Terminally Ill Dog One Last Memorable Hike

By kncipat on July 19, 2021
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I just read a study that says dogs get humans the way no other animals can. They understand human gestures and emotions. That would be why Carlos Fresco and his dog Monty are so close. They do everything together including their favorite pastime, hiking. Carols and Monty have even climbed the Brecon Beacons in Whales (mountain ranges in a Whales national park). Those hikes and climbs started becoming slower and harder for Monty. It wasn’t his age because Monty was only 8. So Carlos took Monty to the vet. The diagnosis was devastating. Monty had leukemia. At first he responded well to treatments and was back to his old self. But soon the leukemia returned and Carlos’s best friend declined quickly. Carlos wanted to give Monty one last gift. He loaded Monty into the car and the two took off for their favorite place, Brecon Beacons National Park. Once their Carolos carefully placed soft blankets in a wheelbarrow. He carefully place Monty in it, covered him with another blanket and then began pushing him up their favorite trail. Complete strangers stopped to pet Monty, to hear his story, and some even helped push the wheelbarrow. One last memorable hike. They reached the top, had a moment together and then came back down the hill. It’s one of Carlos’s favorite memories. Two weeks later Monty passed away. Said Carolos, “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. He was truly a special boy. God bless and goodnight little fella.”