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19 Year Old Dog Gives Meaning to a Dying Woman

Health & Wellness  (tags: Baxter, Therapy Dog, pet, inspiration, dying, woman, video, Rainbow Bridge )

- 2204 days ago -
His name is Baxter and at the age of 19, he was still inspiring elderly people in their final days. Baxter has died since this video was shot, but he lives on in our memories as one of the biggest inspirations. What an amazing video.

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Barb K (1688)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 3:37 pm
Get out the tissues if you watch this video....God Bless you, Baxter I'll meet you someday at Rainbow Bridge...

Barb K (1688)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 3:40 pm
I didn't wake up this morning with the intention of posting something sad....just turned out that way.

Regina P (67)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 4:31 pm
Thank you BarbCat for sharing this wonderful video. Heartbreaking & teary eyed but wonderful. Thank you

Laura H (964)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 6:48 pm
I am sobbing...and have shared...
love is all we need.

Thanks Barb.

Erin R (181)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 9:43 pm
Thank you, Barb!

Lydia S (155)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 10:01 pm
What a great story !
I'm sure Baxter is getting his heavenly reward .

zora b (85)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 1:29 am
Baxter is amazing and so cute.

June M (139)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 5:36 am
thank you barbcat for sharing♥

Jeannette A (137)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 6:16 am
You don't have to be a human to have the ability to be a hero... bless you, Baxter and thank you.

paul m (93)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 6:39 am

Nice one Baxter,,,

Kat K (54)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 6:39 am
Thank you for sharing, Barbcat. Once again, proof of the healing and comforting powers of animals. They are so precious and so much more psychic than humans ever could hope to be. This is a wonderful and bittersweet story. Peace, Love and Happiness!!

Harshita Sharma (137)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 6:40 am
Noted :))

Stefanie Soto (51)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 7:10 am
Wonderfull story. Made me tear up early sunday morning. thanks for posting

Spooky Cat (403)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 7:14 am
Baxter rulz!

Wolf LuvR (120)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 8:52 am
TY Barb-Baxter certainly was an amazing dog. Lord Bless him, always.

aj E (164)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 9:00 am

Barb K (1688)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 10:44 am
I have seen Baxter's video before but can't remember where or when, must be my age. lol Thnx everyone for noting and/or leaving such sweet comments. Have a blessed Sunday!

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 1:16 pm

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 1:19 pm
Why do you think Anubis, the 'Spirit Guide of the Dead' god of Pharaonic Egypt, has the head of a jackal, a member of the canine species? Dogs have been providing this service for millennia! I hope they keep on doing it, and that all of us remember that when we choose between the portals in the gateless barrier (mumon-seki), the ones that say 'no pets' aren't the best ones.

janet f (29)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 1:37 pm
Every single hospital and hospice should have a pet therapy program.

michelle t (41)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 3:41 pm
Baxter was certainly a lovely dog.Very nice story

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 4:01 pm
As long as Baxter was as happy as the people he was helping...

Takako M (148)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 4:24 pm
Amazing story, thank you BarbCat.

Carlene V (202)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 4:54 pm
Typing throuogh my tears, thanks for sharing this amazing story of this wonderful little dog. RIP Baxter and all of those who you were able to comfort as their lives ebbed away.

Shirley H (49)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 5:40 pm
Thru my tears, I can't tell you how this moved my heart & soul.
Shirley H.

Terri Hughes (416)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 9:20 pm
Thanks BarbCat. This was heartbreaking, but bitter sweet at the same time. Made me cry. Animals are great and they will be with you until the end, no matter what. ''RIP BAXTER'' with angels!!!!

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 9:25 pm
Very lovely BarbCat. Thank you. Its noted.

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Monday June 11, 2012, 12:46 am
Lovely ,doggie Baxter, thanks for posting this.

Caroline S (78)
Monday June 11, 2012, 2:11 am
Made me cry....Heartbreaking.
But a very nice story at the same time, thank you.

Diane L (110)
Monday June 11, 2012, 5:15 am
Oh MY! What an inspirational story and what an amazing animal.

Diane L (110)
Monday June 11, 2012, 5:27 am
I hit the submit button too quick, and am now wondering about whether Baxter should have been put down before this? I dunno, hard to do it and I've had to make that decision far too many times, but while it's obvious he did bring some comfort to those patients in the hospice, I also can't help but think it was unfair to Baxter. He couldn't even lift his head, let alone walk. I think when an animal gets that far advanced in old age, it is not fair to be dragging them around like that. Why not let him him live out his own last days without being carried around like a stuffed toy? I can't help but think he wasn't very comfortable being carried under his front legs like that.

Diane L (110)
Monday June 11, 2012, 5:31 am
Hmmm, just checked and actually, Baxter passed away 3 years ago? Geez, now I am wondering why this is now being posted in Care.2? Here I was all "weepy" and this is an old story, actually?

carol k (17)
Monday June 11, 2012, 5:33 am
what a beautiful dog. this made me cry as I remember my mother and dogs who have crossed over to the other side of life. Thanks for this precious video. I would like to rescue a dog pup who looks like Baxter.

Ruth C (87)
Monday June 11, 2012, 6:29 am
Baxter brought comfort and tranquility to someone who's life was at an end.

May the Almighty remember you Baxter.

Gitte Loeyche (46)
Monday June 11, 2012, 6:36 am
Thanks so much for sharing.

Lindsay K (6)
Monday June 11, 2012, 7:20 am
What a great service this lady and her dog, Baxter, gave to those in need.

Carol Henderson (7)
Monday June 11, 2012, 7:41 am
Rest In Peace Baxter. You are loved.

. (0)
Monday June 11, 2012, 8:43 am
thanks for sharing Barb...:)

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Monday June 11, 2012, 1:35 pm
What a beautiful dog, with a beautiful soul.

Irma Paulme (94)
Monday June 11, 2012, 6:00 pm

Am sure God in His goodness has reserved a wonderful place in the great beyond for dogs like Baxter.

Marie W (67)
Monday June 11, 2012, 9:11 pm
Blessed be Baxter.

M B (62)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 2:49 pm
Wonderful Baxter, he touched my heart. Bless him.
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