My Best Dog: A Man's Best Friend

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Man’s Best Friend They say a dog is a man’s best friend. I can agree with that given that I had a four legged, furry friend. My golden retriever, Copper, was my best friend. He was always there for me when I needed someone to rant to, he never judged me, and he would continue to love me even after shouting at him. No other dog could ever compare to Copper. He was one of the world’s greatest dogs in addition to being a best friend.
Ten years ago, my parents decided to get my brother, Grant, and me a puppy. We were a content family, but we knew something special was missing. From the very first time I laid my eyes on Copper, I knew he was going to be one unique dog. Copper had immense brown eyes, soft, furry paws, a tail that would always be
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I was anxiously waiting in the room with my mother, praying the vet would come back with a diagnosis. As I sat in the room, firmly clasping my mother’s hand, I suddenly saw Copper’s nose peek around the door. I could tell by the vet’s facial expressions that the news she was getting ready to share with us wasn’t what we were anticipating. “Copper has an enlarged spleen, which is a sign of colon cancer.” My heart ached at the sound of those words. I had never felt so broken before as I struggled walking out of the vet after hearing the dreadful news. As we made our way back home, my mother kept repeating “Don’t let our fear and sorrow show to Copper. We need to be strong and blissful towards him.” This was an extremely troublesome task for me as I always have been the one to wear my emotions on my sleeve. I devoted every second of my time to spend with Copper, knowing we only had a limited amount of days …show more content…
My parents hauled Copper back to the vet early that Friday morning, in hopes of news that would have been worthy enough to save his life. I had never seen my father cry before, until this day. We only had a few hours to spend with Copper until we were required to return to the vet to put him down. The only thing that I wanted to do was sit in my room and cry the hours away imagining my life without my best friend. We took Copper to one of his favorite places for the last time, a cabin that we owned in Huckleberry. We wanted him to be content or pleased to enjoy his last few hours with us. That day rapidly came to an end as we headed back towards the vet. I was nauseous and weak knowing that I would no longer see that adorable face every single day. I sat in the cold floor, holding my parents’ hands with one arm and Copper’s paw with the other. As the vet gently put Copper to rest, that was the last time I saw his massive brown eyes staring right at me. I realized he was ultimately at peace and no longer in pain.
Josh Billings was right when he once said “A dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than he loves himself”. I know for a fact that Copper loved my family and me more than he loved himself. We were one lucky family to have the opportunity to own such a loving, caring dog. My family changed Copper’s life the day we adopted him and he returned the favor by

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