Dog with bone cancer going on bucket list adventures

Feb. 28, 2014 at 12:18 PM

COQUITLAM, British Columbia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A British Columbia woman said she is taking her 9-year-old dog on a series of bucket list adventures after he was diagnosed with inoperable bone cancer.

Riina Cooke of Coquitlam said she decided to create a bucket list for her boxer, Romeo, to make sure the canine's final days are happy and to help her deal with her grief, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday.

"I was just so upset for a day or two," Cooke said. "I wanted to snap out of it."

"I thought, 'OK, let's make it a good experience,'" she said.

Cooke said items already crossed off the list include meeting singer Bif Naked, a noted animal lover and cancer survivor, and taking a ride in a police car. Cooke said Romeo howled along with the police car's siren.

Cooke said Romeo was treated to a spa day for his 9th birthday Thursday.

"To me, he's my child," Cooke said. "I don't have children yet. He's my everything."

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