Heartbroken dog owner films his beloved 14-year-old golden retriever Murphy slowly take his last walk – to the vet to be put down
- Dale Thompson, from Toronto, Canada, shared a video of his beloved pet Murphy
- The dog slowly walks along the pavement on his way to be put down by a vet
- Mr Thompson explained that his beloved pet had been suffering with cancer
A dog lover has shared the moment his beloved pet went on his final walk before being put down following a battle with nose and throat cancer.
Dale Thompson, from Toronto, Canada, took to Twitter to share a 30-second clip of his 14-year-old golden retriever Murphy walking along the pavement with ‘dignity, clarity and honor’ to the vets.
After sharing the emotional clip, the former journalist and design enthusiast has been flooded with messages of support and received more than 500,000 views on social media.
The 14-year-old dog named Murphy, from Toronto, Canada, takes his final walk to the vet before being put down
The dog, who is suffering with nose and throat cancer, slowly walks along the path and looks around at his surroundings
During the the tearjerking footage, the beloved pet treads carefully along the pavement and keeps his eyes fixed ahead.
Following the devastating scene, Mr Thompson shared the footage on Twitter with the caption: ‘Murphy walked to the vet today for the last time. He walked in with dignity, clarity and honor.
‘He left this world the same way he came into it: With style, grace and happy.’
‘RIP my friend.’
After putting his dog down, Mr Thompson described the ‘void’ he had been left with and wrote: ‘There’s not a word that’s been crafted or invented yet which could ever express how broken my heart is today. Simply put, I am lost.
Dale Thompson pictured with Murphy. The dog owner, from Toronto, Canada, took to Twitter to share a clip of his pet’s final moments
The dog had been suffering with nose and throat cancer before Mr Thompson decided to have him put down
Mr Thompson told social media users that his dog left this world the same way he came into it: ‘With style, grace and happy’
‘My world and my hear has been left with a void that’ll never be filled.’
He continued: ‘Sad is something I’ll be one day after I’ve cried a million tears and walked a million steps but, right now, I’m many miles from sad right now.
‘The cruel reality if love is loss…and my heart just can’t contemplate that now. Good day and good night, sweet prince.’
Hours later, Mr Thompson shared a picture of Murphy’s untouched dog bowls at his home and added: ‘My place is so quiet now, you can hear the clock ticking, the floor squeaking, every sound is now amplified so much.
‘The area he’d always lay down in seems so big now. His food dish is still untouched from this morning (baked chicken with some Chinese takeout don’t judge lol).’
On December 30 Mr Thompson took to Twitter to share a clip of his dog walking to the vets along with the message: ‘RIP my friend’
Mr Thompson tweeted tributes to Murphy and shared a picture of his dog’s untouched food and water bowls at his home
Following his post, Twitter users rushed to the social media platform to offer their support to the heartbroken pet owner.
One user wrote: ‘This is so heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. I am so utterly sorry for your loss and your pain. What a beautiful dog he was.’
Another pet owner added: ‘Losing a doggie is one of the worst things. I sobbed every night for a week after my 18-year-old went to doggie heaven.’
While another Twitter user commented: ‘This thread breaks my heart. RIP brave boy. I am sorry for your loss Dale. You were lucky to have each other.’
One Twitter user said the clip was ‘heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time’ while another said the thread broke their heart