This Family Celebrated An Early Christmas So Their Sick Dog Won’t Miss Out On The Celebration

Dogs often become part of the family and it is tragic watching them get old and frail. Molly Bradshaw of England went to extreme measures to ensure her beloved canine companion could celebrate one last Christmas in style before his last days.

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Having left for a family holiday in America, Molly got word that the aging dog was not coping well with the family’s absence. She cut her holiday short, leaving the family in America to create a special Christmas experience for Scooby the dog. Used to spending holidays with the family, Scooby was stressed without them and not coping well. The dog was now 16 years old and could barely walk.

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He was blind, deaf and suffering with spinal issues and dementia. His days were numbered. Knowing it would be Scooby last holiday, Molly and her friends planned an early Christmas celebration for the dog. The house was elaborately decorated, complete with tinsel, snowflakes, paper chains and a big tree. Scooby even got dressed in decorations.

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He lovingly sat with them while they got on with the decorations. “Scooby absolutely loved having all the attention as we decorated the house,” said Bradshaw. The rest of the family eventually returned from their American holiday and arrived to a full on Christmas celebration. A huge and scrumptious Christmas meal was prepared by Molly’s mom which was enjoyed with Christmas tunes and presents.

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A touching, if somewhat bizarre final celebration for the beloved family pet who spent his final days with the family he loved so much. Despite his failing health Scooby seemed to really enjoy all the attention and the celebration with the family, even regaining a bit of energy during the time. Sadly but inevitably, when it was over Scooby was taken to the vet with heavy hearts to be put to sleep.

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16 years is a very good innings for a dog and having such a loving and caring family, he enjoyed his time. His suffering is over and he and the family at least had one last grand holiday together, a memory to treasure forever. RIP Scooby the dog.