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

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