Dave Wright (31) and his loyal hound George were inseparable after he was rescued as a young pup. The Belfast man said his final farewell to the 15-year-old Border Collie on Wednesday, days after the pair took their last journey together to George’s favourite spot on Cavehill.
Describing him as his “best bud”, Dave said he was devastated when he had to make the agonising decision to put him to sleep after he became old and increasingly unwell.
“He wasn’t eating and was being sick. His kidneys weren’t functioning properly, so it was his time to go,” Dave said.
Life could have been very different for George. As an unwanted pup, he had spent his early days alone on a balcony in a small flat in north Belfast.
“I was never allowed a dog before that – but my mum was away for the weekend so I took him home,” said the Cavehill man.
“We …