The young man who moved millions after his long fight to save his beloved dog bids farewell to his beloved puppy
A young man has touched millions of people by saying goodbye to his beloved puppy after his long struggle to save it.
All the moments we spend with our loved ones have an indescribable value that we treasure deep in our hearts. And something very similar happens with our pets, who for many become like another member of the family.
But just as we enjoy so many adventures at their side, we know that their time on this earth has a limit. When they get sick and the time comes when they have to leave this world, it is the most bitter pill any owner would ever want to go through.
No one is prepared for such a farewell.
This is the drama of Merv Tolentino Dumanat, from Taguig, Philippines, who, through his social networks, has been sharing day by day, since a few months ago, his suffering after his beloved dog Shadow was diagnosed with a delicate blood disease.
Merv touched the hearts of many and Shadow’s story began to travel around the world, to the point that millions of people followed minute by minute the relapses, the treatments, the diagnoses, the transfusions…..
At every step along his dog’s illness, he always hoped for a miracle, the very thought of imagining his farewell horrified him….
The adorable Siberian husky shared touching moments with his owner and his page is full of heartbreaking messages, which managed to make Shadow’s story go viral:
“A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, smart or boring, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he will give you his… Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives complete. always!” wrote Merv.
Until sadly the inexorable happened and Shadow crossed the rainbow, as Merv recounted in indescribable grief:
“I lost my best friend, my son, my travel buddy and my everything. It’s hard to move forward when every part and everything you see in your house, your phone, etc., is about him. I wish I could do something to ease this pain,” exclaimed Merv, devastated.
The young man said goodbye to his beloved little dog after his long struggle to save him
“These short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home every day,” he added.
Merv culminated with a touching message, which he accompanied along with the heartbreaking moment when Shadow was laid to rest at Pet Valley Park and Crematory:
“I don’t know how to begin without Shadow in my life. I can’t stop crying and I can’t sleep. I don’t know how to move on and ease the pain. I did everything I could to save you, my love. I wish it was a nightmare that I wish I would have woken up from. Dad doesn’t know how to wake up without you. There are many more travel goals. We should celebrate your birthday. Dad will always love you. I feel like I’ve lost another part of my heart and soul. Shadow is my everything. God, help me!” he said, touching the heartstrings of thousands on the interwebs.
How to help him endure so much pain?
“Now you can run free. I love you. No more pain, no more injections, no more medication I will always love you in every beat of my heart, to the moon and back,” he concluded.
In the video you can see how Merv and his entire family were truly saying goodbye to yet another family member.
Indeed, saying goodbye to a loved one is one of the hardest things there is, as Merv put it.
Now he knows that from the other side of the rainbow they will celebrate his sixth birthday. In addition, he thanked all the people who followed Shadow’s process and flooded their networks with messages of solidarity and support:
“Words are not enough to express how grateful I am for all your beautiful messages. I do my best to read and respond to each one – it’s unbelievably beautiful!”
From Zoorprendente we send a message of solidarity to Merv and to all those pet owners who have to say this last goodbye to their loyal companions. There are no words for such a pain!