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…
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
Scrub a dub!
You can never have too many ugly Christmas sweaters!
Instant best friends!
#38 "Meet a cow!" A special thanks goes out to the Proctor family for making this happen!
Sometimes Burchanowski can cross two things off with one epic trip.
#28 "Visit Niagara Falls" and #41 "Go outside the United States"
But the simple doggy delights are on the list, too.
A little indulgence is okay now and then!
So is a LOT of indulgence.
Reyes even got to star in her very own photoshoot!
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.”