Today we’ll leave the asterisk out of “dog,” for I just saw a pictorial post on BuzzFeed that made me weep. It’s called “I died today,” by Duke Roberts. Duke Roberts was a dog with terminal cancer, and the sequence of pictures shows his last day on earth, including his final injection.But he had a great day, and didn’t seem to be in much pain. They even gave him a last meal: a whole plate of cheeseburgers:
Now DO NOT READ THE ARTICLE if you don’t want to burst into tears, for if you have a sentient bone in your body, you will. It’s not the sadness alone, but the love that the people showed to their dog. Like cats, they’re family, too, and though I wouldn’t own one, I understand perfectly how Duke’s owners felt.