Young cop spends last tearful moments playing with his cancer-stricken pet German Shepherd, a retired K9, before she is put down
The young police officer in Mexico is seen breaking down in tears as he plays with Flora, a retired member of a K9 unit in Mexico and about to be put down
It's tough to say goodbye to your furry friends, but you can always make their final moments as happy and fun-filled as you can. That is exactly what a young Mexican cop had in mind as he spent the final moments with his K9 friend Flora. In a video shared on YouTube, the teary-eyed cop can be seen playing with the retired German Shepherd, who had been diagnosed with a terminal heart condition.
The video came with the caption, “Officer In Mexico has to put down his partner after several years of active duty she was diagnosed with terminal Heart Cancer. This is what happened...” In it, Flora – who served the local police force for many years - is seen lying on top of a table as the cop wears an arm protector on his left arm.
Flora playfully tugs at the protector and the cop pats her on the head lovingly before holding her head close and shedding a few tears for the friend he is about to lose. As Flora bites down on the padded sleeve, the young man is seen kissing his best friend’s nose and rubbing her face lightly. Their moment of love and tranquility is given extra poignancy and touches the viewer all the more because of the background music of Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go.’
After a while, another one of Flora’s friends comes close to her, and kisses her behind the ear and on the face. Soon, the veterinarian starts prepping her for the inevitable, grabbing her front left paw and gently pushing her down towards the table, even as she continues to bite down on the protective sleeve.
When the veterinarian finally injects her, the cop starts sobbing uncontrollably, even as he continues to massage her head and nose lovingly. The video ends with the lovely reminder that all dogs go to heaven, and requesting all viewers to save as many animals as they can.
The video has inspired many others to share their own pet stories, with one commentor reminiscing, “While watching this, I remembered when I was about 6, maybe 7 or 8.... My Neapolitan Mastiff, Oscar, grew old.. And one day, we went out shopping for one hour while he was laying down in the kitchen with his bone.. When we came back... he was gone. I didn’t even get the chance to tell him that I loved him. I just remember looking up at the sky from my backyard, crying my eyes out, screaming the word ‘Why?!’ over and over again... 😢[sic].”
Another said, “I don’t remember crying for probably the last two years. This made me ball. I remember putting my pit/lab mix down. My mom, dad, sister, stepmom, and myself were all crying. I remember looking up to see that her ears had no color and then it hit me, I was never going to be able to hug my best friend of 13 years ever again. I have gone through many deaths in my family, she was by far the hardest family member to lose. I would come home and think I saw her laying on the couch or on on floor or in my bed when I woke up. I would give literally anything to have her back and go on one last camping trip or throw her toy pig one more time. It has been three years and it still gets to me when I think of her. They weren’t lying when they named dogs “Man’s Best Friend.” I remember as soon as we left the clinic, all I wanted was the one last hug and kiss goodbye. It felt like there was never a good time to say goodbye. Even until her very last seconds, she was trying to comfort us.[sic]”