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Man tells goodbye to dying dog by taking it on vacation across New York

By Mason White 3:25 PM July 28, 2014
James Garcia with his dog Elmo 

By: Hydar Tomar
A man was devastated with the grim diagnosis of his dog and is determined to make their short time together very special.

James Garcia of New York, recently learned that her dog named Elmo, has only a few months left to live.

Earlier this month, Garcia learned that his beloved 16-year-old dog suffers from liver cancer, bladder disease and renal failure.

Since then Garcia has been carrying Elmo around New York City, showing the dog his favorite sites and restaurants in a grand farewell to his lifelong companion.

“The vet has given him a couple of months to live,” said Garcia. He decided not to sit and cry, but to create special moments and happy memories.

Since Elmo’s legs no longer work, Garcia bought a stroller to take the dog through the Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Elmo even got to meet his namesake character from Sesame Street in Times Square, and witness a spectacular sunset over the city buildings.

Garcia said that he hopes to write a book one day, on how to say goodbye to a beloved pet before it dies.