“Bucket list” for doggies

 Bucket list for doggiesRecently I read an article about an eleven-year-old Canadian boy, who, upon finding out his Jack Russell terrier had only weeks to live, created a bucket list of things he wanted to do for his dying dog. He called his pup’s list a “Lick-It” list.

On the list of things to do with Bingo, who is also the boy’s service dog:

  • Let Bingo “taste” the world by getting him dog treats from around the globe.
  • Take Bingo for one last “public” outing to Ruckers (a game-and-pizza place).
  • To walk around the block twice with Bingo. (Cole later decided that doing one block one day, and a second block the next day was easier for Bingo.)
  • A photo shoot with just Bingo and Cole, which has already been arranged.

If you read the article, you can see what a tremendous help Bingo has been with his boy, Cole, over the years. Including saving his life numerous times. I find it so endearing that Cole wanted to give his buddy Bingo a little list of “last hurrahs.”

Though I’ve never had the need for a service dog, I know if either of my dogs had a few weeks to live, all bets would be off in terms of what’s allowable for them and what isn’t. Just a few of the items on their “bucket list” might be:

  • All their favorite treats would be free-flowing.
  • There would be a plentiful amount of pillows for them to rest on.
  • The petting and playing would be non-stop, or as much as they wanted.
  • There would be time at the beach (they love it there).

If your pet had just a few weeks to live, how would you treat them differently? Or would you? Tell me in the comments what would be on your Bucket List for Doggies.

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