For a woman, it was enough to see a little dog about to lose the battle to know that she would not leave him alone, she accompanied him until he closed his little eyes, although that meant keeping one of the most painful memories of her life.
Janine Guido, founder of Speranza Animal Rescue, was the woman who decided to spend the night at the shelter to accompany a dying puppy.
The woman wanted to spend the entire night in the shelter to prevent the dying puppy from feeling alone
The puppy named Watson had been staying at a vet where he received 24-hour medical care after a young man found him completely alone and injured in a park in Philadelphia.
The Watson’s state of health was completely heartbreaking, he was emaciated, his little body was covered with sores that had become infected, he also had a large cancerous tumor on one of his hind legs.
The little dog seemed to have given up.
Unfortunately, her cancer had spread throughout her body and she only had to wait for the worst to happen. Faced with the bleak diagnosis, he was transferred to the shelter where Janine took care of him.
“The first thing I noticed about him were his eyes. He looked exhausted, like he was ready to quit the fight, ”Janine commented.
The puppy looked tired, his gaze was empty and sad, the best that his caregivers could do was accompany him and give him all the love in the world in his last hours.
Fortunately, there are earthly angels willing to do everything for the most vulnerable dogs, this time it was a woman who made a puppy feel loved and comfortable in his dying hours. In this regard, Janine commented:
“I had an intuition that things were not going to be good the next day. I didn’t want to leave him alone. Not when he needed me the most ”.
That day, at night, the woman gathered up a pile of sheets, duvets and pillows to make a bed and put them in the laundry room of the rescue center.
The volunteer stayed lying next to the puppy, speaking softly to reassure him and giving him tender caresses. The dying puppy fell exhausted in her arms, despite being sore he felt serene and comfortable, almost immediately he fell asleep. Janine stayed with him all night and watched over what would be his last dream.
“He slept like a rock all night, snuggled against me so tight. I cried to sleep and woke up crying too, ”Janine said.
This may have been the first time the puppy slept comfortably and in someone’s arms.
The next day Watson woke up, although he was even more weakened than the previous day, he did not eat or sleep, with the little strength he had left he began to go around in circles. Within a few hours he passed away.
Watson knew true love before he died.
His last night Watson was spent receiving the love of a woman who despite not knowing him, was willing to accompany him and love him unconditionally.
For Janine Guido, the impact that he caused that night is something that he will never forget, we are sure, that although it was only a short time that Watson knew true love, in life it also meant a lot to him. Finally Janine highlighted:
“I am so grateful that I was able to hold him tight on his last night. I was telling him how much I loved him, and that his life mattered. My heart is breaking but I wouldn’t change a thing. “
Janine is infinitely grateful to have been able to give her a brief ray of light that filled the last hours of the puppy’s life with love. Rest in peace Watson! You won your wings and with your beautiful little legs you climbed the ladder to heaven.
The lives of dogs are very short, I hope all the furry people in the world spend their days enjoying true love.