When one woman was only 16-years-old, her family made the decision to bring home a dog. They brought home a small Sheltie puppy that they named Missy. This woman and Missy became the best of friends right away. They were like an instant pair, and no one could ever tear them apart. They did everything together, and they were quite the pair of best friends. After all, that’s what having a dog is all about, is it not? Missy was there for her through her biggest life moments. She was there for her woman when she went to her high school prom, when she began dating the man who would later become her husband, when she went off to college; they were always together. She was there for weddings and for big moments. She went everywhere with her human, and they were inseparable.
Missy lived almost 16 years. In fact, her vet said that he has never met a Sheltie who ever lived so long. Missy was so sick, though, by this point. She was on several different medications and few things were helping her control the pain. When it was only 3 days before Missy’s 16th birthday, her owner had to make the most difficult decision of her life. The dog was so sick she could barely move. She was in so much pain and her body was failing her. Her human wanted very much to celebrate 16 birthdays with her dog, but she just couldn’t ask her to suffer anymore and finally said her goodbyes to her dog and let her go into the peace and the lack of pain she was waiting on. What an emotional story.
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