Two days later on August 13, Desmond's heart broke again when Hoshi suddenly groaned in pain halfway through breakfast. According to Des, one of Hoshi's joints appeared to be acting up again and the poor dog was left frozen in its place.
“I quickly scooped him up and brought him to his bed to let him rest, but it took him a while to lie on his tummy,” Desmond said. As he had to go to work, he had no choice but to leave Hoshi in the care of his family members.
“When I was driving to work, so many thoughts went through my mind. This is probably the scariest experience. The daunting time bomb that all pawrents have is hitting me slowly…” Desmond trailed off.
“I cannot handle the thought [of Hoshi dying]. Animals are my Achilles heel,” Desmond continued, recounting an article he read online about a letter written to an owner from the perspective of his dog. “I just broke down like a baby... I felt it was like a letter from Hoshi to me... Man! No joke!”
Apart from Hoshi, Desmond is also dad to Udon, a four-year-old mix-breed pup who the star adopted from non-profit animal shelter Voices For Animals (VFA).
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