My Grandma Just Died. How I Wish This 19-Year-Old Service Dog Could Have Been There With Her.

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I’m one of the Founders of Inspire52, and we started this website to share stories that make you feel good and connected to the positive things in life. I lost my grandma on Saturday, January 25, 2014. She had just celebrated her 94th birthday the day before. She had an incredible life as a cattle farmer in upstate New York. The experience of losing somebody you love will certainly wake you up to what’s important in life: family, hard work, purpose, friendship, laughter and faith. That’s why we bring you “Good Stuff, 52 Weeks A Year”, to remind you of what’s truly important. (Or something that makes you laugh). I’ll be honest, the last 48 hours of her life were not great—filled with pain and fear about whether or not grandpa would recognize her. I wish when hospice arrived they could have been pulling a wagon with this 19-year-old service dog, Baxter, laying in it.  He can’t walk, but when he is lifted into a dying patient’s bed, he knows exactly what to do to comfort someone at the end of their life. I’m gonna grab my kleenex now, and watch this again. Eileen, this one’s for you.

CREDITS: Mel Robbins is the Founder of Inspire52, CNN Contributor and Motivational Speaker. Original video “Moments with Baxter” found here.

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