‘We all cried’: Glenn Beck prepares to put beloved dog to sleep; Update: RIP Victor

http://twitter.com/#!/glennbeck/status/315309493414162432

Heartbreaking. This week, Glenn Beck shared with his audience that Victor, his 13-year-old German shepherd, is suffering and the family will have him put to sleep today.

If you’re a long‑time listener of this program, you know that we have been on the verge of losing our dog. Quite honestly it has been a battle where I have felt like the bad guy because my family has not been able to let go and I have been watching my dog… suffer. And I have stood quietly trying to ask, ‘Please, family, let’s let him go.’ My son and I are going to dig his grave on Friday, and Saturday at noon at our home, we’re going to put him to sleep. Sunday we decided to do it, and my son, who is 8, took it exceptionally hard on Sunday. I think the reality truly set in, and we as a family cried all Sunday afternoon and all Sunday night. And we were all down on the floor.

Beck also described Victor as his family’s “best friend” and “guardian.”

Last night and early this morning, Beck tweeted about Victor’s final hours.

Tania just got up to make sure victors blanket was on him. Her first dog. Her first child. What a good mom. What a good boy.

— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 23, 2013

Butterflies have begun. Less than eight hours. He whimpered with the whole family around last night. But one of joy I think. We all cried

— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 23, 2013

Our family returns one of the Lords gifts today. Our Guardian and friend Victor. Rough pain day for him which makes things easier. Blessings

— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 23, 2013

On Tuesday, Beck tweeted this photo:

Sharing a personal story on radio about Victor. http://t.co/5r2YrnYV0G pic.twitter.com/yHTYuXVH5K

— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 19, 2013

Prayers have poured in for Beck and his family.

Keeping @glennbeck's family in my thoughts today as they deal with the loss of their beloved family companion Victor.

— Melissia (@ProudoftheUSA) March 23, 2013

Praying for the Beck Family today as they usher Victor to his Forever Home. The separation of death isn’t permanent. @glennbeck #dog

— keowdie (@kfagala) March 23, 2013

Praying for @glennbeck and his whole family today as they say "Goodbye for now" to beloved Victor

— Freedoms Hope (@FreedomsHope) March 23, 2013

Hey guys, please say a prayer for @glennbeck and his family. They just lost their dog, Victor, the family's best friend and guardian.

— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 23, 2013

@glennbeck Sorry about Victor my friend, cherish those memories. You are all in my prayers.

— mtadude (@mtadude) March 23, 2013

I said it early..I'll repeat it late..We r all praying for you @glennbeck & family! #Victor will always be with you. I promise. God Bless

— Anthony France (@tonyfro23) March 23, 2013

@glennbeck My heart, thoughts & prayers go out to you and your family. Victor was so blessed to have you, just as you were blessed with him.

— Candii Hobbs (@candii113) March 23, 2013

Update:

Beck tweeted a photo of Victor covered by a quilt sent to him by a listener.

We save all the quilts that people have sent us. We chose this special one for today. Victor's last… http://t.co/YdZh9GEZ1j

— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 23, 2013

RIP Victor.

Our dogs are more than our friends and family members, they are trained protectors.There when we are afraid or alone. We were Victors 2day

— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 23, 2013

VICTOR VONDER URBECH 2000-2013. Well done good and faithful servant.

— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 23, 2013

Update:

For 10 years Victor was never further than five feet away from me. I keep looking for him in the room.

— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 23, 2013

Cried as a family now need to laugh. Please suggest classic funny. G or PG only.Kids from 6 to 24. Princess bride last week. Suggestions?

— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 23, 2013

@DellaStern: @glennbeck My family going through the same DELLA, so sorry. Something we can all unite on, love of our dogs those we adopt

— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 23, 2013

New photos:Instagram and http://t.co/ac9uiuU5mf.Also my farewell thoughts on Victor.We are making a short film as well.Will share that soon.

— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 23, 2013

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