A Pennsylvania dog has received a very extravagant funeral with an open casket.
Dexter Beville, a seven-year-old pug from Allentown, was remembered in his obituary as faithful, loyal, loving, and kind by Tim Beville Jr., the pastor who owned him.
The precious pooch was born in Allentown to the late Galaxy and Leinda Rockmore on March 5, 2014 and was a part of the Beville family since he was just nine weeks old, according to his obituary. He died April 27 after falling ill in February.
‘There was never EVER a day that he didn’t do something that would bring a smile to my face and even make me laugh out loud,’ Beville wrote about his best friend.
Beville noted that Dexter loved to sing along to YouTube videos and would allegedly ‘always sniff it before he would eat it’ and loved cheese but would really go crazy over apple slices.
‘He loved to play with blue toys more than any other color,’ Beville wrote.
Dexter spent his days with Beville sitting in the desk chair of his office watching him work on the computer screen.
‘He loved to ride in the car, but hated the rain. He loved laying on top of the couch so he could look out the window and watch the guys across the street at the barber shop,’ Beville wrote.
Dexter started to get sick in February when he spent four days in the hospital. He never left Beville’s side again until his death.
The Beville family held a private cremation ceremony on Wednesday, and it was not immediately clear how many people and pups attended.
Beville also posted a video showing the program for Dexter’s funeral – which went viral on Facebook with nearly 40,000 views. The back of the program includes a photo of Dexter and Beville staring into each others’ eyes.
Photos from the funeral show a sign-in book for attendees looking to pay their respects.