He followed me around everywhereu2026 and [told] me good night, every night.
He loved to be outside and around people. Then, in the summer of 2016 Bodza, was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy, an incurable disease that affected his spinal cord. Smith could see Bodza was in extreme pain and made the extremely difficult choice to end his suffering.
u201cHe was selfless u2014 more than any human Iu2019ve ever knownu2026 I miss him every day.
He had a smile on his face when he was getting put to sleep,u201d Smith said. u201cI was holding Bodza as he passed.u201d Smithu2019s nine co-workers were there to support him. They let the man break down and sob.
We may have bred dogs over the century to be man's best friend, but they've turned into so much more than that. Selfless, loving, protective....they aren't our best friends.....at this point they're better than us is so many ways.
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