VIDEO: Kelowna's celebrity trainer shares dying dog's last days
By Adam Proskiw
Kya was diagnosed with cancer and her owner Brad Pattison says she has only days left to live.
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April 20, 2016 - 2:30 PM
KELOWNA - A celebrity dog trainer from Kelowna is using social media to share his last days with his best friend.
Kya, a border collie, is owned by Brad Pattison, host of At the End of My Leash and author of Dog Babysitting Course for Kids, Synergy between Man and Dog, Unleashed and the Puppy Book.
When he found out Kya had cancer, he began a series of touching videos showing how he and Kya spent their last days together. Pattison filmed everything from day to day feedings, walks in the park as well as how he breaks the news to friends and family. His videos show him getting up in the middle of the night, Kya sleeping and dreaming and Pattison's own insights into the responsibilities of dog owners when it comes to euthanasia.
"Without a doubt I am on a roller coaster of emotion," he says on his Facebook page, which is dedicated to Kya. "Kya will be gone soon, but this does not mean I should collapse and be broken. She needs me to be strong for her. She needs me to take the lead 100%. I have a duty and a promise.
"My eyes tear up sharing this note as I know her time is coming to a close... I truly hope this journey between Kya Pattison and I will help others when the time comes. One thing I am taking away from this experience is to celebrate this process. Be grateful you have the time. Kya loves to live, there fore she will live until her last breath."
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