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I Died Today And Here’s The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a huge, unconditional love for dogs. My little English Bulldog, Lola, is my best friend in the whole world and I truly treasure every moment I get to spend with her. One of the countless reasons I treasure every moment with Lola is due to the fact that I just lost her big sister, Roxy, a month ago. Roxy was just over 12 years old and passed away from old age. I had her from the day she was 8 weeks old and we grew an incredibly strong bond over the last 12 years. She has been right by my side through some very pivotal parts of my life including some of the hardest times of my life. I was heartbroken when she passed away. I had just lost a best friend, and a loyal, loving, fuzzy family member. I am, however, completely grateful for the wonderful years that I got to spend with her. She truly was the best dog for me. This is the same relationship that many of you have with your pets. We spend years creating a bond of trust, friendship and devotion to each other. When the inevitable starts to become a reality things can get very difficult. This subject is an emotional one for me having lost a best friend so when I read this, well, you could say I pretty much lost it. This is Duke Roberts, aka Dukey, who is now in doggy heaven. His last day on earth was a special one and his human documented it to remember her best friend. This is the most beautiful, heartbreaking thing I’ve seen in a while. Grab a box of tissues because you will need them. I rarely cry and this one had me sobbing.

I Died Today.

by: Duke Roberts (aka Dukey)

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

I ate a lot of hamburgers and we had a party.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

And I Laughed.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

And I thought about how much I’m going to miss it here.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

We told jokes.

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I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

We were serious.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

My friends from next door came to see me. They’re twins. When someone offered them one of my hamburgers, one said, “No, thank you, I don’t want to take any from Dukey.”

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

Kristen came to see me. She’s a hoot. She’s my groomer. And my buddy.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth
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I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

While we were waiting for the vet to come, Kristen said we were going for a walk. Then someone said, “How about we play in the water at the splash park down the street?” So off we went!

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

“You know I’m going to miss you, right?”

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

“And you too, right?”

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

“I need you to help me watch over my family.”

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I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

“Did you hear me? This is all I want!”

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

We got wet today.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

We smiled today.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

We felt grateful today.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

We broke the rules today.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

I listened to the kids play off in the distance. And thought about my two babies at home. I loved protecting them.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

I relaxed today.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

I felt no pain. Even though the tumor grew so big.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

I felt the love today.

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I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

I said goodbye to my beautiful friend Kira. She “saw” me standing over everybody before the doctor said it was time. I was excited & jumping & happy.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

Well, I didn’t say goodbye. I said ’til we meet again.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

God, I was lucky. Our time was short. But you both gave me a second chance & we lived it up together. You love when I look at you. I’ll never stop.

I Died Today And Here's The Story Of My Last Day On Earth

Always, Dukey.

Watch Duke’s adoption video from 3 years ago below.

Note: This post was recreated exactly as it originally appeared on Robyn Arouty’s blog.

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Rest in doggy heaven just over the rainbow bridge little Dukey. It’s very apparent how much you meant to your humans and how special of a dog you were. It’s clear that you touched a lot of lives with your love and devotion and you deserve the best last day a good dog could ask for. Okay, I better stop typing before I ruin my keyboard with tears.

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