Even Dying Dog Has Bucket List: Beautiful Trip To Ocean

If you don’t feel something after this story, then sadly you are barely human, which brings us to an amazing dog named Dood.

I don’t have my own 4-footed companion, but I do share a very close bond to my brother’s dog Lexi, so I have clearly come to understand the incredible bond with man’s best friend.

This tale of a wagging tail first came about on CNN.com, and has since caught on like wildfire around the globe.

It is easy to see why.

This handsome 5-year-old adopted golden retriever is dying of bone cancer, not a simple fact to accept without a gulp in the throat, at least not for me.

Dood, who has been raised in Utah, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in July, and his human parents, the Williamses, were just floored. The lovable and friendly canine has only days left to live.

Cassidy Williams was planning to marry her fiance in August on the beach in a town by the sea in Oregon. That’s when a wonderful plan came to be: Dood would make the long 13-hour car trip with Daddy Mr. Williams at the wheel.

Dood had never seen the ocean and everyone was excited to see how the dog would react. In addition, Dood would also serve a key role in the marriage of Cassidy and her groom Matthijs as ringbearer.

As expected, Dood came to love frolicking in the sea; he was a bit hesitant at first, but then delighted in the vast beauty of the ocean and its lapping waves. Dood had never been far out of his comfort zone, and in a sense, was treated to a touching bucket list.

As Cassidy later remarked, “He was so happy, he had so much energy. He did a fantastic job as the ring bearer.”

There are gorgeous photos of Dood seeing the ocean for his first and last time. Check them out here atSunnySkyz.com and also here at WMTW.com.

Dood will return home to Utah now, but it’s a journey and adventure that made a huge impact on his young life.

I love this quote about our favorite canines:

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”
―M.K. Clinton (author, The Returns)

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Even Dying Dog Has Bucket List: Beautiful Trip To Ocean

I Thought This Would Be a Sad Story, But I Was Pleasantly Surprised

I love to see stories about ducklings, but often they’re sad. All kinds of things can happen to ducklings when they’re young. So when I find a cute story, I love to read about it or look at the video. I came across this story on the Sunny Skyz website about a farmer and his wife Ireland who wanted to add ducks to their collection of farm animals. When you first look at the story, you see a photo of a cat and think the worse. But when you look at the video, you see a different story.

Ronan and Emma, the farmer and his wife, had bought duck eggs to incubate in hopes of getting some ducklings. The video doesn’t specify where the incubator was, but it appeared to be in an outdoor building. The couple goes on to talk about how they saw a cat leaving through a hole in the building on the day the ducklings hatched. The ducklings had disappeared. They looked for hours and finally found the ducklings, but the cat had caught one in her mouth and wouldn’t let go even when she was picked up with it.. 

I was thinking that this was going to be another sad story about ducklings, but the story takes a bit of a turn. They put the mother duck down and all the ducklings ran up and under her. The mother duck had also given birth to kittens of her own at the same time she found the baby ducks and her maternal instincts may have kicked in. When they wanted to move the family to a new location, the couple found the ducklings had attached themselves to her nipples. This is unusual as ducklings don’t drink milk and forage for insects and grain when they hatch. The couple theorized that the ducklings took advantage of the cat’s milk while they were foraging.

They wanted to separate the ducklings from the cat, but Emma, who worked at a maternity ward, noticed that the mother cat seemed to genuinely care about the ducklings. So the couple decided to leave them with her. Eventually, the ducklings’ independent nature came into play and they began to wander off on their own. Finally, weeks later, the video shows three rather large Peking ducklings that are mostly independent, except they still rely on mother cat for guidance.

I Thought This Would Be a Sad Story, But I Was Pleasantly Surprised

Dog’s Hug Saves Them

Two dogs in a shelter appeared to hug in a photo posted by an animal rescue, and that hug lead to both of their lives being saved and a new dog owner having two more additions to his family.

This feel good story started when the Angels Among Us Pet Rescue submitted an online photo of two dogs that were named Kala and Keira by the rescue agency to their Facebook web page and posted a story about how the two dogs would be put to sleep if they weren’t rescued. The post went on to describe the two dogs, one a boxer mix that is black and the other what appears to be a brown lab. The photo is particularly touching with one dog hugging the other and the post indicating how scared they are unless someone has the heart to save them.

The photos of the two dogs only lasted on a Facebook post for a little over two hours before the dogs were saved. 

The savior was the like and share features on Facebook. When you like a photo it becomes more popular and easily accessible by other Facebook viewers. In addition, when you like a photo your friends are alerted that there is something out there that you like, or that touched you, as it did in this case. When you share a photo the photo is then sent to the people you direct the photo two, which can lead to the photo quickly being widespread. In just that limited time frame, the photo of the two dogs was liked by over 700,000 people and shared over 10,000 times.

The next message from the Angels Among Us Pet Rescue went on to say that the duo were saved and are now together as they have been jointly adopted. A photo of a young man with the two dogs in his arms was shown as they lick his face happily. 

He now has two wonderful new additions to his family thanks to the patience of the shelter, the adopter, and of course thanks to Facebook and its like and share features. Angels Among Us Pet Rescue also benefited from the event gaining positive publicity, donations, and offers for rescue, which they thanked everybody for on a new Facebook post. However, they appear most happy that these two dogs were able to find a permanent new home.

Dog’s Hug Saves Them