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Man pays last respects to his dog that died in Georgetown fire

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GEORGETOWN, S.C. -

The fire has been a tragedy for many. One man lost not only his art gallery business and his home, but also his best friend.

John Walters lost his dog Jake in the fire. "I rode my bicycle he would run down here. We'd get to the bay here and I would throw sticks with him for him to bring back and fetch."

John says they spent time together at a park on Winyah Bay.

"We did that for about an hour and then I would get back on my bike and he would run along beside me and we'd run back to the house. By the time we got back to the house I could sit and eat a sandwich without worrying about Jake."

So on Friday John took 7 month old Jake back to the park for one last time.

"This was his favorite place to come hang out. So that's why I chose here.

John carried Jake on his shoulder as he made his way along the same path they have enjoyed many times together. John then began to dig a final resting place for Jake.

He says he has owned many dogs before, but Jake was special. "Jake hands-down was the smartest one. He was destined for greater things."

Jake knew 40 hand signals, but there was one thing John just couldn't get Jake to learn, "To not jump. He loved to jump up on people. I couldn't break him of that."

Once he was finished burying his buddy, John washed off in the water where Jake used to splash and play.

Before he left Jake in the park John said, "This is where I know he'd want to be."

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