The wheels afforded Forrest another year of normal life after his diagnosis, but it couldn't stave off the inevitable. In May, after his body and mind became too frail and fragile to go on, the Hembrees made the difficult decision to lay their beloved pet to rest. But just as his love of life couldn't be contained while he was alive, that eager spirit continues to persist even after his death.
"We thought it would be a good idea to honor Forrest by leaving out a bucket of balls for other dogs and their owners at his favorite beach," said Teri. "We placed it there, and in the evening we sat and watched people grab the balls and play with their dogs"
"We thought it would last a week, but it's been there for months," added John.