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