Riina Cooke was devastated to find out her 9 year old boxer, Romeo, had bone cancer and didn’t have long to live. When she received the tragic news she felt an overwhelming need to do something special for her friend, who’d been with her through thick and thin.
What did she do? She compiled a bucket list for him, and fulfilled every item on it during his final days. What a sweet thing to do for a friend during such a painful period of time!
Here are some photos of some key list items. See the full list at the bottom of this post. I know MY dog would love all these things!
Original article and image credits: DailyMail
Romeo having a birthday party!
He also got to visit the United States!
You can never go wrong with massages!
He had his fill of cheeseburgers
Romeo got to ride in a fire truck!
Of course, treats galore were consumed!
He had a pint in the pub with his dad!
A day of pampering definitely was definitely on Romeo’s list
In the end, none of us escape death, but Romeo will be remembered fondly…
And little baby Elvis has some BIG shoes to fill!
Thanks for being a hall-of-famer, Romeo! You won’t be forgotten!
This was the full Bucket List that Riina made for Romeo:
1. Trip to the first park where he had walkies
2. Have breakfast in bed with dad
3. Have his first beer with dad at the pub
4. Meet a celebrity
5. Watch a sunset
6. Candle lit massage from mum
7. Have a ride a fire engine
8. Have a ride a police car
9. Spend lots quality time with my family
10. Have a great birthday party
11. Help out at an animal shelter
12. Eat a McDonald’s cheese burger
13. Celebrate New Year in style
14. Enjoy a doggy ice cream
15. Have a steak dinner
16. Enjoy a full body massage
17. Get a pawicure
18. Go on a blind date
19. Eat some sushi
20. Find myself a Valentine
21. Have lots of doggy treats
22. Visit the USA
Romeo and his parents had such a special relationship, and was treated with such dignity and love in his final days. If only every dog could receive such caring and love! If you found this article touching, please share it with a friend!