Dog Gets Final Wish To Play In Snow (VIDEO)
By Kareen Liez E. Datoy | Aug 15, 2015 12:39 PM EDT
Six-year-old Sophia, a St. Bernard dog, was diagnosed with bone cancer. Before she was put down because of her condition, her owner Alyson Page brought her to the Chill Factore indoor ski centre to give her the perfect send-off by letting her play on the snow.
“I had been searching for ideas for something to make the last time that we have got with her really special because she is such a special dog. She absolutely loves the snow, so I sent an email cheekily on the off-chance, I never expected them to be so kind to let us come and bring her. We got a reply yesterday and it was just before we were due to have her put to sleep, so it was just amazing,” Page said according to Mirror.
The dog is special for Page and her family especially when she was there to support her when she conceived her eight-month-old daughter through IVF.
“We would have sold the car, we would have done anything to pay for treatment, but the vet advised us to just make her as comfortable as possible. She is a massive part of our life and I can’t even begin to say how much we’re going to miss her,” Page sadly said, Mashable reported.
Before she was due to rest, Sophia played on the 180-metre ski slope with her half brother Yogi, a five-year-old St Bernard.
“She has not really shown any interest in anything for a couple of weeks now, so just to see her with a waggy tail and diving around in the snow has just been amazing. It’s been a wonderful end for her,” Page said in a YouTube video.
The staff from Chill Factore also came to meet Sophia and they were pleased to do something for her. Morwenna Angove, chief executive officer said that “seeing her so happy was our ultimate goal.”