(DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) The Roberts family knew it was time to put down their beloved black lab named Duke after cancer began to take over his body. But first, they gave him the best last day on Earth a dog could ask for. The day was filled with love, family, friends and all of Duke’s favorite activities. Relive Duke’s last day in the moving photographs below. Tissue alert! — Global Animal

“I Died Today” by Duke Roberts

And I ate a lot of hamburgers. We had a party. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty.
And I laughed. And I thought about how much I'm going to miss it here. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty.
We told jokes. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty.
We were serious. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty.
My friends from next door came to see me. They’re twins. When someone offered them one of my hamburgers, one said, “No thank you. I don’t want to take any from Dukey.” Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
Kristen came to see me today. She's a hoot. She's my groomer and my buddy. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty.
While we were waiting for the vet to come, Kristen said we were going for a walk. Then someone said, “How about a play in the water at the splash park down the street?” So off we went! Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
“You know I’m going to miss you, right?” Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
We got wet today. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
We smiled today. We felt grateful today. We broke the rules today. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
I listened to the kids play off in the distance. And thought about my two babies at home. I loved protecting them. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
I relaxed today. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
I felt no pain. Even though the tumor grew so big. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
I felt the love today. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
I said goodbye to my beautiful friend Kira. She “saw” me standing over everybody before the doctor said it was time. I was excited & jumping & happy. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
Well, I didn’t say goodbye. I said ’til we meet again. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
God, I was lucky. Our time was short. But you both gave me a second chance & we lived it up together. You love when I look at you. I’ll never stop. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty
Always, Dukey. Photo Credit: Robyn Arouty

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