Family and friends came together to support Air Force Chief Daniel Hove, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had since transitioned to an assistant chief.
Following Daniel Hove’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis, his loved ones came together to support the former Air Force captain and now assistant fire chief during this difficult time. However, none was more helpful than Gunner, Daniel’s devoted lab mix of eleven years old, who almost ever left his owner’s side.
Even though Daniel weighed ninety pounds, pictures from his latter years depict the devoted dog curled up on his lap and sleeping next to his human bed. Gunner made sure he was never more than a few inches away, no matter what happened.
Heather Nicoletti, Daniel’s daughter, told Kare 11 that “they were best buddies till the end.” “They went everywhere together, they were ʻᴜοti buddies.”Thus, it actually came as a surprise to no one that as Daniel lay dying, his devoted dog also became ill.
His daughter recalled how her father and Gunner had always been in tune, saying, “When my dad would get agitated, the dog would be agitated, my dad was restless, the dog was restless.” Both my dad and the dog were unresponsive. We knew it was coming when we noticed the dog wasn’t moving around much and wasn’t feeling good.
Heather realized it was time to regrettably put Gunner down one day as the elderly dog’s arms began to twitch as he became more and more listless. She stated, “I called the veterinary clinic where I used to work, and they got me in right away. I rushed him up there and put him to sleep.” My dad also left after approximately an hour and a half.Even yet, she was very saddened by the loss of her father, a devoted father figure and cherished member of the community.
Heather found solace in the knowledge that her father, at least, never had to say goodbye to his cherished dog. He was also a devoted mentor and friend to everyone he encountered. Gunner, who could never bear to be apart from his best buddy in the world, would have found such a separation to be as agonizing.
“I had mentioned that I’m not sure what will cause him more trauma,” Heather remarked. “To attempt to remove him in order to put him to sleep in order to terminate his ѕᴜffeγiοɡ, or if you allow him to survive through dad dуіпɡ. In either case, I believe it will k̖ɩɩ him. They were bound to go together, we knew that. We simply had no idea that they would be separated by hours.
Heather remarked, “Gunner could not be without my dad.” “I believe he decided to accompany him.”