Monty the labradoodle and his owner Carlos Fresco, 57, travelled from their home in London to climb the summit of Pen y Fan in Brecon Beacons, Wales. The duo had enjoyed walking across many locations across the country including three peaks before Monty was diagnosed with leukemia.
Before he died, his owner Carlos Fresco took him on one last journey together to the top of Pen y Fan, the highest peak in south Wales.
“He loved hill walks and we improvised and took him on trips around your wonderful beacons,” Carlos told The Brecon and Radnor Express. “Although he was weak he enjoyed all the fuss and attention received by so many well wishers. People on the hills were so kind and equally so sad at his deteriorating condition. In fact total strangers asked if they could share in pushing Monty on his last journey – many total strangers shed a tear as we all love dearly our little four-legged friends.”
Monty passed away on June 21, shortly after this final stroll, following an 18-month battle with leukemia.
“I would like to thank all the wonderful people that we met in Brecon and on the hills for their true kindness and genuine sympathy,” he said.
“That little guy touched so many lives. He made everyone he came into contact with smile and take a moment to reflect how sometimes life’s not that bad,” Fresco said. “Our little companions are never judgemental, are always there waiting for you, and offer comfort when things haven’t gone well.”
"The little fella hung on for Father’s Day and is now at peace.”
“He was truly a special boy. God bless and goodnight little fella.”