Mollie Visits Her Dying Owner In Bed, Her Gut-Wrenching Goodbye Left Us Breathless

From the day we bring home that fluffy little puppy, we think life is too short, and someday we will have to say goodbye.

It doesn’t always work out that way, though.

Sometimes it’s the dog that has to say goodbye to its loving owner.

In the case of Ryan and his dog Mollie, the latter was sadly true.


Ryan suffered a cerebral hemorrhage that at first he thought was just a bad migraine.

But tragically, the bleeding in his brain caused Ryan to slip into a coma, the body’s natural response to something so critical.

Ryan’s brain was damaged too severely for him to ever come out of his coma, so his family had to make the tough decision to let him go.

Before he left them, however, Ryan’s family wanted his dog Mollie to be able to see him one last time.


Of course, Mollie couldn’t understand exactly what was going on, but she knew something was dreadfully wrong with her favorite person.

It’s not easy for any of us to see a loved one unnaturally covered in tubes and wires.

But, although seeing their owners in distress can upset some dogs, Mollie simply craned her neck out to her friend, touched him gently with her nose, and gave her final goodbye.

It was so beautiful and touching that the entire family was in tears.

Rideout Memorial Hospital did the sweetest thing for us and allowed us to bring my brother's dog in to "say goodbye" so she'd know why her human never came home. If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog. (So many people have asked – He thought he had a migraine, but it was a ventricular brain hemorrhage. They think it was brought on by high blood pressure, and there's speculation that his frequent consumption of energy drinks may have contributed. THANK YOU to everybody for the outpouring of support, but I won't be responding anymore. We are sincerely touched and humbled by others' stories, their sharing in our sadness and the kindness of so many people. Don't worry about the dog! We're keeping her!!! She's part of the family.)

Posted by Michelle Jessen Gold on Thursday, December 1, 2016

Much to the relief of friends who had followed the tragedy on social media, Ryan’s sister, Michelle, wrote later on Facebook:

Don’t worry about the dog! We’re keeping her!!! She’s part of the family.

Thank goodness Mollie has such a great family that will help her through her grieving process and continue to give her love.

Our condolences to the family and Mollie from all of us at Animals Melt my Heart.

Source: Animals Being Cute

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Bobbye Hudspeth

Written by Bobbye Hudspeth

Bobbye Hudspeth is a freelance writer living in a little cabin on a creek in North Alabama. She shares her mini-farm with two mini dachshunds, two cats and two fantail pigeons. She is involved in animal rescue and is currently writing a book on combining aerobics and the pool.

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