- Carlos Fresco and his pup Monty loved exploring hills and mountains many times over the years.
- So, when Monty got terminally ill with leukemia, Carlos wanted to bring him to his favorite mountain for the last time.
- Using a wheelbarrow, Carlos gave Monty that one last journey they could treasure forever.
How far are you willing to go to make a dying loved one happy for the last time?
For Carlos Fresco, he could go as high as a mountain for his 10-year-old labradoodle, Monty.
Monty battled with leukemia for 18 months, and Carlos knew that although he didn’t want to, he had to say goodbye to his pup soon.
“I knew Monty was dying as his cancer had returned. He was diagnosed 18 months ago and responded very well to chemotherapy,” the doting owner said. “But unfortunately, his leukemia returned eight weeks ago and he declined very rapidly. He loved hill walks and we improvised and took him on trips around [the] wonderful beacons.”
So, Carlos came up with a plan to give Monty one last memorable journey.
The pair loved exploring hills and long walks all over Wales, visiting the Brecon Beacons many times over the years, and even climbing to three peaks. Carlos thought that nothing would be better than taking little Monty on a mountain climb on their last journey together.
Since the pup wasn’t very well, Carlos decided to do it with the aid of a wheelbarrow, so Monty could enjoy the cool breeze and the view with a little bit of ease.
Together, the two traveled up to the peak of Pen y Fan and were greeted by many walkers.
“Although he was weak, he enjoyed all the fuss and attention received by so many well-wishers. In fact, total strangers asked if they could share in pushing Monty on his last journey — and many total strangers shed a tear as we all love dearly our little four-legged friends,” Carlos shared.
On June 21, Carlos bid goodbye to his buddy. And although it was a sad affair, the thought that the “little guy touched so many lives” brought Carlos comfort.
The dad said that Monty “made everyone he came into contact with smile and just take a moment to reflect how sometimes life’s not that bad.”
He remembered Monty as his little companion who was never judgmental, always waiting for him and offering him comfort when things haven’t gone well.
“He was truly a special boy,” Carlos said. “God bless and goodnight little fella.”
Source: Good News Network