Last Updated on August 5, 2022 by Pets Feed
This young woman gives her beloved 12-year-old dog a few last hours filled with love and treats.
Ellie Buckler, a 21-year-old woman from Blackpool, England wanted to make sure her Shar Pei dog named Baxter had the best send-off ever – this included giving her all her special treats like chocolate, a McDonald’s breakfast and even a good cup of tea!
The touching video posted on his TikTok account quickly went viral, with more than 11 million views and thousands of dog lovers sending their condolences and words of encouragement.
According to the Daily Mail, Ellie said she was heartbroken when her beloved 12-year-old wet-nosed companion began to deteriorate, slowly losing her strength and struggling to walk and breathe.
Woman gives beloved dog last few hours filled with lots of love
After speaking with a vet, the family decided it was best to let Baxter rest and give him one last day full of his favorite things, as a tribute to all the love he’s given them over the years.
Ellie wrote on her TikTok account:
He was taking a lot of painkillers and it wasn’t fair to see him in more pain, it would have been selfish of us to let him continue like this. The hardest decision of our lives, but the sweetest thing what we can do.
@elliebuckler Running in the big fields in the sky ❤️ love yoor forever baby boy 🌈 12 years wasnt long enough 😢 #dogslastday #fyp #bestfriend ♬ Stuff We Did (From "Up") – Mark Northam
Once the family decided on a date, Ellie got stronger and planned a wish list to enjoy Baxter’s last 24 hours by her side, filled with treats and lots of love.
Ellie recalls she had only given him a small bite of burger in the past, so Baxter looked at her excitedly before chewing, the pair also walking slowly for a packet of ham which they then shared.
The young woman says:
He’s never eaten McDonald’s or chocolate before, for the past few months he’s only been able to eat dry food so we thought we’d let him eat all the good stuff.
The goodesr boy from the veery beginning to the very end 🌈 brings me comfort seeing how good his life was 🥺♬ Coffee – beabadoobee
Finally, Ellie gave her one last snack, offering her a piece of chocolate with a cup of tea. Late at night, the family took their beloved dog on his last car ride to sleep, and Ellie held him in her arms the entire time as he passed away peacefully.
Animal lovers have reacted fondly to Baxter’s video and have spoken with the family during this difficult time.
A sweet comment on his social media read:
I can say he had the best last day with you, also the best years.
Images: TikTok / Ellie Buckler