Having to say goodbye to a pet is the absolute worst. But could you imagine being told you had to put your dog down, prepare for that to happen, only to be informed that it was a “false alarm?” Oops? This happened to a man who’s son, Franklin Hardy, shared the story via Twitter.
Apparently, Hardy’s father received a phone call from the vet informing him that his dog needed to be put down. So, Hardy’s father prepared for that by digging a hole for the dog’s burial…all while the dog watched the act. Talk about heartbreaking.
The vet told my dad on the phone (??) that his dog had to be put down and he’d come to his house and do it. My dad dug the dog’s grave AND LET THE DOG WATCH. Then the vet came and checked the dog and said it was a false alarm. Oops! Dog’s fine! Everything about this is insane. pic.twitter.com/sFXKVDk5Vz— Franklin Hardy (@franklinhardy) April 18, 2019
Why would the vet sentence the dog to death over the phone? No idea. Told my dad he doesn’t sound like a very good vet. Dad: “he’s a great vet!”— Franklin Hardy (@franklinhardy) April 18, 2019
Re: letting the dog watch the grave digging, my dad: “It didn’t seem to bother him. Was a little hard on me though.”— Franklin Hardy (@franklinhardy) April 18, 2019
What can I say? Life in rural Virginia guys.— Franklin Hardy (@franklinhardy) April 18, 2019
My dad dug my childhood dog’s grave like 5 years premature because he wanted to secretly smoke cigarettes in the woods.— Gabe Lopez (@GabeForAmerica) April 18, 2019
ALSO IN VIRGINIA.— Gabe Lopez (@GabeForAmerica) April 18, 2019
Dog:— S.I. Rosenbaum (@sirosenbaum) April 18, 2019
TODAY WAS SO AWESOME WE DUG A BIG HOLE I DIDNT EVEN KNOW WE WERE BOTH INTO DIGGING HOLES WE HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON
Twist! This was the “vet” pic.twitter.com/jYUnHCdeOL— america’s most popular jock (@ooplebaboo) April 18, 2019
This is like Pet Fargo— Mike Royce (@MikeRoyce) April 18, 2019
DOG: Watchya doing?— Pretty fly for a reply guy (@WildBilbo) April 18, 2019
MAN: *still thinking about the phone call* Digging a Vet hole.
Man, this pet semetery reboot is a lot different from the 80’s one— Donovan “The The” Crain (@CrainOnTheBrain) April 18, 2019
Too late, the dog knows its him or your dad now.— Crime Saucier (@taichipants) April 18, 2019
Your dad: Take pictures of him looking into the grave. We’ll probably want to remember this.— Bort (@side_sleeper) April 18, 2019
This is the worst Lassie episode I’ve ever seen.— Kevin Moyers (@KevinMoyers) April 18, 2019
this utterly destroyed me.— The Ultimate Worrier (@maggieserota) April 18, 2019
Your dog should divorce ur family bc dogs know what we’re thinking & that’s just cruel-Not funny, not ironic-Just sad you all find it’s so funny-Who digs a grave before their pet is dead? Surely you’d all be too heartbroken to even think of photographing the grave-digging….😳💔 https://t.co/2yt6u2tryf— KindnessMatters (@LoveIsKind222) April 18, 2019
this just made me sick https://t.co/oQjTstb6Fc— Hayes Grier (@HayesGrier) April 19, 2019
I'm sorry what? you let the dog watch its own grave being dug? why are Americans so bloody weird https://t.co/oBzwpbHGMv— Rhys Fields 🏴 (@RhysFields) April 18, 2019
Since people are asking, my dad says the dog is doing “famously.” Here he is: pic.twitter.com/Z0taA21YaL— Franklin Hardy (@franklinhardy) April 18, 2019