True love lives forever. Kelly O’Connell was working at a shelter 15 years ago when a black lab puppy, abandoned in a shopping cart outside a grocery store, was brought in by a volunteer.
Kelly wasn’t looking for a dog at the time, but… “He came in, and I was like, ‘Yup. I’m taking this puppy home.'”
Kelly and Charlie (as she named the pup) spent many happy years together. Eventually, Kelly met and fell in love with James Garwin. More than anything, Kelly wanted the now 15-year-old Charlie to be a part of her September wedding.
Sadly, Charlie had been diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year, and he was very weak. He had five seizures in the weeks before the wedding.
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