To Say His Goodbyes, A Man Takes His Cancer-Stricken Dog For A Final Stroll In The Mountains

In the Brecon Beacons mountain range in Wales, a man transports his ailing dog in a wheelbarrow for one more journey up his favorite peak. Carlos Fresco and his 10-year-old Labradoodle, Monty, used to trek around the area’s many mountains, reaching the summit multiple times.

When the guy realized Monty didn’t have much longer to live, he decided to join him on one final excursion.

Carlos has known Monty since he was a little puppy, and the two have gone on hundreds of trips around the UK highlands since then.

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Unfortunately, Monty was diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago, and Carlos understood that he just had a few days left with his dog.

According to Wales Online, Carlos stated:

“Monty reacted well to chemotherapy at first, but the leukemia reappeared a few weeks ago and began to decline quickly.”

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The London-based pair felt their travels were over at the moment, but Carlos wanted his buddy to enjoy one last trip.

Carlos volunteered to accompany a friend from Brecon who had a health condition and needed to return to London for medical care, so he did. Carlos viewed this as an opportunity to have one more stroll with Monty, so he did.

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The gentleman stated:

“We ended up staying for a week there, and Monty liked having a huge garden to stretch out in, which is when I discovered a rusted old wheelbarrow that I decided to clean out and oil.”

Carlos came up with the idea of taking Monty up to his favorite peak, Mount Pen y Fan, after seeing the wheelbarrow. So the next morning, Carlos loaded Monty onto the wheelbarrow and set off on his trek to the summit.

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The puppy’s reaction was amazing and fantastic; he was overjoyed to see the lovely scenery and meet other walkers. Everyone who stopped by was affected by Monty’s tale since he has always been quite kind and enjoys meeting new people.

People were so taken aback by Carlos’s gesture that they offered to assist in pushing the wheelbarrow to the top.

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Carlos continued:

“To be honest, the generosity they gave us astounded me: strangers took the time to say ‘hello’ and offer a hand to help us get to the top.”

After taking in the view, Carlos and Monty climbed to the top with the aid of the crowd and took advantage of the magnificent occasion to shoot it.

Despite the fact that Monty was frail and unable to walk, he relished the attention he received from everyone who assisted him.


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People were ecstatic to have been a part of Monty’s final voyage, but they were also saddened by his deteriorating condition. Unfortunately, Monty’s condition deteriorated throughout his stay in Brecon, and he died at Carlos’ feet after a few days.

Carlos had this to say:

“He waited until the morning following Father’s Day to give up. He was nowhere to be seen when I checked over the mattress. Despite this, he appeared to be in good spirits, and I’m happy we went on one more excursion together.

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The guy drove Monty to his London house and chose to bury him in the Garden, since it had been a part of his life for so long.

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