Dog owner leaves people in tears with touching obituary to golden retriever
A woman has left people in tears with her heartbreaking obituary for her much-loved seven-year-old dog who died after battling lymphoma.
Sallie Gregory Hammett wrote the tribute to her dog, Charlie, who she said was a fiercely loyal force of unconditional love.
The 30-year-old shared the obituary on Twitter and it quickly racked up more than 100,000 likes.
It read: “If we’re being honest, Charlie loved everything life had to offer.
“He was good at a lot of things, but he was best at unconditional love.
“He taught everyone he met about loving people and always seeing the good in everyone.”
It added that his favourite activities were walking, stick collecting, swimming, smiling, and snoozing.
He loved the beach, car rides, bananas and socks.
“More than anything else, Charlie loved his mom,” it added.
“He was always there to greet her with some kisses and a firm grip on her arm.”
Ms Hammett, from South Carolina, USA, took Charlie home as an eight-week-old puppy and the two quickly became inseparable.
When she met her now-husband, David, Charlie’s reaction to him was an early indication that he was a good guy and worth dating.
“David loved him as much as I did, which I didn’t think was possible,” she told CNN in the US.
“His last days were so happy and will be cherished forever.
“In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you give all your pups some extra love in honour of Charlie.”
After her tribute, written like as a mocked-up newspaper obituary, was reposted by the popular accounts WeRateDogs and Thoughts of Dog, it reached thousands of sympathetic pooch lovers from around the world.
You can view the original article (by The Mirror) here.