This Dog’s Last Day On Earth Shows How Much He Was Loved. I Died Today, By Duke Roberts. Houston Labrador Retriever Dukey recently became the subject of a photo series documenting his last day on earth. Photographer Robyn Arouty documented Duke’s which is in last day after his owner Jordan Roberts realized she had no choice but to put him down. The photos and captions on this post have been reproduced as they originally appeared on photographer Robyn Arouty’s blog. Grab some Kleenex, Duke’s last day was an emotional one with plenty of smiles and tears.
I ate a lot of hamburgers. We had a party.
And I laughed.
And I thought about how much I’m going to miss it here.
We told jokes.
We were serious.
My friends from next-door came to see me. They are twins. When someone offered them at one of my hamburgers, one said, “No thank you. I don’t want to take any from Dukey.”
Kristen came to see me. She is a hoot. She’s my groomer. And my buddy.
While we were waiting for the vet to come, Kristen said we were going for a walk. Then someone said, “How about a play in the water at the splash park down the street?” So off we went!
“You know I’m going to miss you, right?”
“And you too, right?”
“I need you to help me watch over my family. Did you hear me? This is all I want!”
We got wet today.
We smiled today.
We felt grateful today.
We broke the rules today.
I listened to the kids play off in the distance. And thought about my two babies at home. I loved protecting them.
I relaxed today.
I felt no pain. Even though the tumor grew so big.
I felt the love today.
I said goodbye to my beautiful friend Kira. She “saw” me standing over everybody before the doctor said it was time. I was excited and jumping and happy.
Well, I didn’t say goodbye. I said ’til we meet again.
God, I was lucky. Our time was short. But you both gave me a second chance and we lived it up together. You love when I look at you. I’ll never stop.
Watch Duke’s Adoption Video From 3 Years Ago Below!