'It was my way of having one last beach day with my once-in-a-lifetime dog who literally changed our lives for the better in so many ways,' said Dunne.
Losing a pet is like losing a family member for many pet owners because of the bond and love they develop with them. That is also the reason why they want to honor them in the best way possible when they pass away. A pet owner had the best idea of how to honor his dog, Rex, in an adorable manner. Owner Jason Dunne left a box full of tennis balls at Exmouth Beach so that dog owners could grab one for their dogs. This was his way to celebrate the memory of Rex, according to itv.com.
The box of tennis balls also had a note that read, “Rex loved the beach, Rex loved the ball. Please feel free to take a ball for your dog and I hope you all enjoy this place as much as we did. Rex- sleep well my ginger Prince.” A picture of Rex, a Labrador with the title, “The goodest of good boys” was attached to the note.
We went on our final trip.— Onken (@NonHic) June 3, 2023
I came home alone.
Thank you for choosing to spend your wonderful life with me.
My heart is physically hurting but I'm so so grateful to have shared your existence.
The best boy there ever was.
My custard mule.
Sleep well Rexy.
Reportedly, strangers who walked passed the box of balls had tears in their eyes when they realized the reason why it was there. Dunne explained that this was his way of having a last walk with his best friend who died earlier this month, as reported by EastDevonnews. “It was my way of having one last beach day with my once-in-a-lifetime dog who literally changed our lives for the better in so many ways.”
He added, “I’ve met so many people on walks over our 14 years together and I couldn’t tell you their names, but I could name their dogs and they all knew Rex’s name.” Dunne believes that Rex would be remembered in Exmouth for his giveaway and it will bring the community together. He asked people to hug their pets, channel the kindness sparked by his dog, and “be more Rex.”
The loss is hitting in waves.— Onken (@NonHic) June 5, 2023
The kindness of people has been felt deeply.
I will read and reply to all your kind comments when I get my mojo back.
Rex brought out the "Good Twitter" - good boy Rexy.
See you soon.
Much love.💛 pic.twitter.com/HDhFSKhJ6K
The dog owner thanked the heartfelt message that was sent by other pet owners. They got to know about Rex after a beach-goer posted a photo of the box of tennis on social media. Dunne said, “Rex did that. Rex loved people, Rex loved all the dogs, Rex loved life. He’s brought out the best in this community and it’s been amazing."
This beautiful memorial to golden retriever/ Labrador Rex is on Exmouth beach in east Devon. Not going to tell a lie, it’s brought a tear to my eye m.— Jonathan 🇺🇦 (@GayToryJon) June 14, 2023
Run free Rex 💜🌈 pic.twitter.com/lKSj4QeEKZ
“The messages from other people who have lost their pets, and from people with pups at the very beginning of their adventure together, has moved us and we find real comfort in that,” expressed Dunne. The Devon County Council shared the picture of the balls with the note on Twitter. It is captioned, “A lovely gesture on Exmouth beach.”
💚 A lovely gesture on Exmouth beach. pic.twitter.com/SeQNVrvcBU— Devon County Council (@DevonCC) June 14, 2023
Many loved the special tribute for Rex. @LTarapuss commented, “Awww this is beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. RIP Rex. You were very loved.” @julie_blakeman said, “My eyes are leaking. What a lovely gesture, Rex you were definitely loved.” @JasmineSpires3 shared, “Soo heartwarming! Rip Rex! Hope you're still swimming in the sea.”@AngelaDKelsall wrote, "RIP Rex, beautiful boy, thoughts with your lovely pawrents." @theblobbyman commented, "A lovely gesture for a much loved four-legged friend it seems. Lovely stuff."