Family Celebrates Christmas Early Just So Their Dying Dog Can Spend It With Them

Holidays like Christmas are less about the presents and more about the people you spend them with. Quality time with family during these times is what it’s all about. And it’s even better when you spend it with your furry family members as well!

That’s why this family from England, who was on a trip in America, knew they had to be home with their beloved Scooby.

Molly Bradshaw

Molly Bradshaw

Scooby loved spending as much time as possible with his family, but as he grew older, his health grew weaker. His family had to carry him during walks, and he wasn’t the energetic pup he once was.

Molly Bradshaw

Molly Bradshaw

Once Scooby turned 16 years old, he was blind, deaf, and had back problems, along with dementia. The time he had left with his family was quickly coming to an end.

Molly Bradshaw

Molly Bradshaw

His owner, Molly Bradshaw, knew she had to fly home early from America to be with him. Sadly, she knew his health had taken a turn for the worst. With a few more weeks left until Christmas, Bradshaw was unsure if Scooby would make it to then, so she and her friends decided to celebrate Christmas early, just for him.

Molly Bradshaw

Molly Bradshaw

They decorated the house with tinsel, paper chains, snowflakes, and put up a tree. Scooby was with them the whole time and loved all of the attention he was getting.

Molly Bradshaw

Molly Bradshaw

The rest of the family arrived home from America just in time for Scooby’s last Christmas. Bradshaw’s mom made a Christmas meal, that even Scooby got to enjoy. They played Christmas music and had a blast, turning a sad time into a fun and happy one.

Molly Bradshaw

Molly Bradshaw

The most important thing was that Scooby was surrounded by his family and so much love. Although his body wasn’t what it used to be, he was so happy and seemed much more energetic than usual.

Molly Bradshaw

Molly Bradshaw

When the night of this wonderful Christmas celebration was ending, the family took turns to say their goodbyes to Scooby before he was taken to the vet to be put to sleep.

Molly Bradshaw

Molly Bradshaw

Scooby’s family made his final day and holiday the best time possible. Scooby was lucky to have such great people to give him 16 great years, and the Bradshaws were even luckier to be blessed with such an amazing pup!

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.