INSIDE EDITION - When a Connecticut woman’s local newspaper didn’t want to run an obituary for her beloved pet dog, Brian, she didn’t stop trying.
Lee DiBella said that once the paper realized that the obituary she submitted was for an animal, they declined to publish it. So instead, she tweeted at a local TV station, who published Brian’s obituary in full.
"A lover of couches and blankets, Brian had many hobbies. Some of Brian's favorite activities included barking at things not there, cuddling alongside you, taking over his mother's bed, licking his butt, acting like a spazz when it was time to be fed, and trying to figure out who exactly was 'the good boy,’” the obituary read.
DiBella, who adopted the pointer, lab, greyhound mix from an animal rescue in 2006 when he was only 2, said he’d helped her through some of her hardest times so she wanted to honor him.
“I thought you know, if he was a person and there was an obituary what would it say? I just started running through it in my mind and I went home and was like, ‘I’m gonna type this thing up,’” DiBella told InsideEdition.com.
The obituary elaborated on some of the funny aspects of Brian’s personality.
“Being able to destroy any crate, gate, door handle or trim and molding in his way, Brian quickly began building loving relationships with all those who came in contact with him,” it read.
DiBella said she adopted Brian after her father passed away.