True Dog Stories
Finding Consolation With Beckett
The vet’s office was in crisis mode. A 2-year-old Rottweiler named Charlie was in cardiac arrest. That was when Ginny unknowingly walked into the clinic with her mutt, Beckett. Beckett took it all in. The sensitive pooch watched 150 pound Charlie being wheeled on a gurney through the swinging doors that led to the critical care unit. Charlie's owner had to stay behind in the waiting area. The man held his head in his hands and was sobbing. Beckett quietly pranced over and laid his head in the man's lap. The unexpected gesture was just what the despondent master needed. One noble dog was all it took to console human suffering.