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Man pushes beloved dying dog up mountain in wheelbarrow for ‘one last adventure’


Touching pictures show Carlos Fresco with his 10-year-old Labradoodle Monty at the top of Pen y Fan in Wales. Mr Fresco, 57, a hotelier from London, enjoyed going for walks around the UK with his dog, who he has owned since he was a puppy, and they once even summited the Three Peaks.

But 18 months ago Monty became unwell with leukaemia.

As his condition began to deteriorate last month, Mr Fresco made a final trip to the Brecon Beacons with his beloved pet – where they have visited many times over the years.

The pair, who stayed with a friend, made it up to the peak of Pen y Fan with Monty helped to the top in a wheelbarrow.

Mr Fresco said he was “bowled over” by the reaction from fellow walkers, adding that Monty “loved it”.

He said: “At first Monty responded well to the chemotherapy, but sadly the leukaemia returned several weeks ago and he started fading fast.

“Then, at the end of last month, a mate of mine who lives in Brecon detached the retina in his eye and needed to get home from London.

“So I offered to drive him and took Monty with us.

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“They all took turns in helping to push the barrow, and Monty really enjoyed that because he’d always adored people and being made a fuss of.

“I was bowled over by the kindness we were shown, to be honest – total strangers taking the time out to say ‘hello’ and lend a hand in getting him to the summit.”

Monty died on his owner’s bed days later.

Mr Fresco said: “He hung on until the morning after Father’s Day – I peered over the mattress and he’d gone.

“He looked so peaceful though and I’m glad we got to go on one last adventure together.

“He was a lovely little lad.”

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