Dying veteran reunited with lost dog
Cancer patient living out his final days in hospice care has a joyous reunion with his pooch.
John Simpson, a Vietnam veteran with pancreatic cancer, moved to hospice to live out his final days, but he had to leave his dog, Mr. Cutie, behind.
Last Sunday, the dog escaped the backyard of Simpson’s home — the day after visiting him in hospice.
"I really think he was looking for John," said Ann Marie Gemmel, the neighbor who has been checking on the dog.
Simpson, who described Mr. Cutie as the “spark of his life,” had one wish: to see his beloved dog again. Luckily, Missy Figueroa found the dog and posted pictures of him to FidoFinder.
"Seeing this person that I don't even know ... so excited to see his dog, it just makes me happy that I actually got to be here for that and just make him happy," Figueroa said.
As for Simpson? "I'm about to cry," he said during the reunion.
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Photo: John Simpson is reunited with his dog, Mr. Cutie, / Fox 13
Mr.Cutie is a cutie and animals do give unconditional love. What is going to happen to Mr. Cutie? It said that a neighbor was looking in on him. Who is taking care of Mr. Cutie? Someone has to be there for him when his beloved owner is gone. Dogs do go through a mourning process.
I am the very proud daughter of an Air Force pilot who served 34 years...I thank you John for your service...I thank you Mr. Cutie for making John's world and now OUR world a better place. This story sure put things back into perspective for me!
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