Losing a pet is never easy. Having been your companion for years, it will never get easy saying goodbye to our furry friends, especially when it happens due to illness.
Todd Burchanowski received news that his beloved eight year old dog Reyes would not be living much longer due to a terminal illness, which spurred him on to make the most of the time they had left.
So Todd decided to create the ultimate doggy bucket lift, where he and Reyes would go around seeing all manner of cool sights, dress up in adorable sweaters, and going on special dog shopping trips.
Today, I received the worst possible news…My dog and best friend, Reyes, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. As…
Posted by Todd Burchanowski on Wednesday, December 2, 2015
On it are things from friends, family, and even strangers.
Another great day…Got a letter in the mail from a great person today that said “Don’t quit loving Reyes and loving life.” So what did we accomplish today?#31 Take a picture with the Bison
Posted by Todd Burchanowski on Saturday, December 5, 2015
Scrub a dub!
#66 "Take a relaxing Bubble Bath"
Posted by Todd Burchanowski on Wednesday, December 30, 2015
You can never have too many ugly Christmas sweaters!
#49 "Matching ugly Christmas sweaters!!"
Posted by Todd Burchanowski on Thursday, December 24, 2015
Instant best friends!
#38 "Meet a cow!" A special thanks goes out to the Proctor family for making this happen!
Posted by Todd Burchanowski on Sunday, December 20, 2015
Sometimes Burchanowski can cross two things off with one epic trip.
#28 "Visit Niagara Falls" and #41 "Go outside the United States"
Posted by Todd Burchanowski on Tuesday, December 15, 2015
But the simple doggy delights are on the list, too.
12. “Watch a Sunset with my best friend”
Posted by Todd Burchanowski on Sunday, December 6, 2015
A little indulgence is okay now and then!
#29 Eat fries from McDonalds
Posted by Todd Burchanowski on Thursday, December 10, 2015
So is a LOT of indulgence.
#41 "Petsmart shopping spree"
Posted by Todd Burchanowski on Monday, December 7, 2015
Reyes even got to star in her very own photoshoot!
Love the ears!!!
Posted by Todd Burchanowski on Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Burchanowski understands Reyes may not be able to celebrate another birthday, so he threw her a party early.
#70 "Celebrate another birthday (early)"
Posted by Todd Burchanowski on Monday, January 4, 2016
He admits that embarking on this adventure with Reyes has actually benefited him despite the sad reasons behind it. As Todd explained to ABC news, “Sometimes in life you get stagnant, but by me doing all of these things with her, it’s kind of re-energized my life.”