February 10 2021
'Meant to be': Man finds loving home for senior rescue dog 3 days before dying
As Pawpaw’s former owner battled ALS, Bernie Knobbe and Tim Belavich committed to give the dog a loving forever home.
Pawpaw sits in his high chair, having just chowed down his dinner. Because the muscles in the dog’s esophagus don’t work properly, the special chair allows gravity to help food reach his stomach. But like a baby, he needs to burp before he can get down.
So his owners, Bernie Knobbe and Tim Belavich, do their best to keep the 16-year-old terrier mix entertained – telling stories and singing.
“How much is that Pawpaw in the window?” they sing. “The one with the waggly tail…”
The couple’s devotion to Pawpaw stems from their commitment to caring for any animal they adopt – and a promise to a dying man. …