Thank you for bringing so many smiles to the Loop. We’ll miss you, Sporty.
If you’ve been keeping up on our coverage of Sporty, Chicago’s self-walking dog, we have some really bad news. After a long fight with lymphoma, our favorite golden retriever died this week.
In a statement on the dog’s Instagram page, Sporty’s owner, David Duncan said, “The previous night we had ended up in the ER for about 4-5 hours and Sporty was deteriorating much faster than anticipated. And when I looked into his eyes, he was telling me it’s his time.”
Sporty got to spend the rest of the day snuggling and spending time with David before the dog passed on in their home. “He went so peacefully on his blankets with his head on my lap, paw in my hand and surrounded by all his favorite toys,” Duncan said.
It’s never easy to lose a furry family member, especially when they’ve brightened so many people’s days. We’ll miss you, Sporty. Thanks for making us smile.
Feature photo: @sporty_thedog