15 years ago, Kelly O’Connell brought in a 3-month-old black Labrador from a pet shelter.
He was abandoned in a shopping cart.
Kelly then did not want to get a dog, but could not resist and took Charlie home.
Kelly and her fiancé James are veterinarians.
They got married in September and really wanted 15-year-old Charlie to be at the wedding.
This year, the dog was diagnosed with a brain tumor and was very weak.
In the week before the wedding, he passed out five times, and Kelly prepared to euthanize him.
However, at the wedding, Charlie did not have a single seizure. He was unrecognizable.
He led the owner to the altar!
But he couldn’t go back.
Sister Kelly picked him up and carried him. It was such a touching moment that everyone shed tears.
About a week later, Charlie was euthanized. He quietly fell asleep in front of the fireplace at home, in the circle of a loving family, so as not to wake up again.
“It’s been a phenomenal 15 years. That’s for sure,” Kelly says.