Many Jerez has their best friend a dog. Even the dog is a very loyal animals and they experience the pain of people a lot.
Gunner is a dog who knew that his master’s death was very close and could not imagine life without him.
Wisconsin firefighter Daniel Hove started his career in the Air Force and later continued to sacrifice his life for others serving his community of Burnsville.
“He was someone that his department really relied on to innovate, educate, train, and keep up with the new firefighting technique,” his daughter Heather Nicoletti said.
But the hero left the job because he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011 and left in 2012.
For 8 years Chief Hove was surrounded by his loved ones fighting the biggest battle he would ever face. There was only one member of his family who would never leave him. He was his 11-year-old Labrador Gunner.
“When my dad would get agitated, the dog would be agitated, my dad was restless, the dog was restless,” Heather said. “My dad was unresponsive, the dog was unresponsive. So once we saw how the dog was doing–he wasn’t moving much anymore, not doing well–we knew, it was coming.”
Heather said one day she looked at Gunner and knew he was near the end and rushed him to her clinic, where she used to work. Their staff put Gunner to sleep and about an hour and a half later her father died too.
“I had said I don’t know what’s going to be more traumatic for him: to try to take him away to end – to put him to sleep – to end his suffering, or if you let him live through dad dying. I think either way it’s going to kill him,” she added.
“We knew they were going to go together. We just didn’t know it was going to be hours apart.”
Dogs are very intuitive, but there is something positive from this history. That you didn’t have to say goodbye to each other.
Rest in peace Gunner and Fire Chief Hove.