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Woman Creates Doggy Bucket List After Her Pet Was Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

Woman Creates Doggy Bucket List After Her Pet Was Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

Having a pet can change your life in so many ways for the better. They can reduce stress or anxiety, help keep you safe and make you happy for years on end.

However, most of the time owners outlive their pets and they have to go through the often heartbreaking experience of watching them die.

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Well one woman, who's been told her beloved beagle has just eight weeks to live, has decided to make her pet's final days the best.

Jillian Dibble has created a doggy bucket list for Daisy after she was diagnosed with lymphoma, fluid around her lungs and a heart murmur.

Credit: Jillian Dibble
Credit: Jillian Dibble

The Florida woman has told ABC Action News: "I was so devastated when I got the phone call that she had lymphoma, and I wasn't sure how I was supposed to say goodbye.

"And I decided we are gonna have fun for as long as I have with her. We're trying to make the most of it, and I made a doggy bucket list.

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"I just want to make her happy. She's my friend and she's been a good dog to me for 12 years."

On the amazing list, Jillian wants Daisy to have a Starbucks pupachino, order a burger at McDonald's, have an ice cream on the Ave and go to the beach.

There are loads of things on this list that aren't exactly difficult to do and some dogs might get to experience them every week, but Jillian is making a big effort to do all these things at least once before the eight weeks is up.

Credit: Jillian Dibble
Credit: Jillian Dibble

Also on the bucket list is playing with friends at the dog park, visit a pet store and play with everything, have a steak dinner, go swimming at Grandma's, have a BBQ Cruise down A1A with the windows down and music up.

Ms Dibble wants Daisy to visit a fire station, have a photo shoot, make a paw print ornament, paint a picture, sit together and watch the sunrise or sunset and also 'follow that scent for as long as you want'.

The dog owner is also hoping to raise funds for shelter animals in Daisy's name and then deliver the cash so that a dog in the future can have love and care.

What a beautiful thing to do for your dog and no doubt it'll create some happy tears. I'm not crying you are.

Featured Image Credit: Jillian Dibble

Topics: Community, Animals

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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