Over the past few years, Simba has battled health problems and his aging body has slowed down. Recently, however, it seemed the end of his life was truly drawing near. Davis thought she might have to put Simba to sleep to end his suffering, a notion that left her devastated.
Now every moment with the dog was even more precious — like this touching moment Davis captured on video.
"I was just preparing myself to lose my best friend," Davis said. "While I was laying on the floor with him, I was telling him that it’s OK to let go. I was recommended by a vet to go ahead and put him down, but I didn’t want him to go out that way — especially if it wasn’t time. During the conversation I told him that I would be OK, I began to cry."
And that's when Simba did something unforgettable, yet so characteristic of his loving spirit.
"He began to wipe my face," Davis said. "I could feel that he was letting me know that everything was going to be OK."