Boxer Dog in His Final Days Gets Bucket List

When Riina Cooke, from Canada, discovered her 9-year-old boxer Romeo had inoperable bone cancer, she was devastated.

“I was just so upset for a day or two,” explained Cooke. “I wanted to snap out of it.”

“I thought, ‘O.K., let’s make it a good experience,'” she mentioned.

And so, Cooke made a bucket list for her best friend, and has been filling his last days with adventures.

A few of the highlights until now have been meeting Bif Naked (an animal lover and cancer survivor), catching a ride in a police car (and howling along to the siren), and drinking beer in a pub.

On Thursday, for Romeo’s ninth birthday, he enjoyed a spa day, complete with a paw-dicure.

Cooke says the bucket list is as much about coping with her grief, as it’s about showing Romeo a great time.

“To me, he’s my child,” said Cooke. “I don’t have children yet. He’s my everything.”



  1. janna bevilacqua says

    I know that feeling my 8year boxer was just diagnosed With cancer of the stomach and we’ve been doing everything possible for him he’s not just my dog he is one of my kids he just got his first chemo treatment today we’ll see how that goes but he keeps bleeding and stopping bleeding and stopping but overall he is in good spirits and keeP wagging hiS nub And loving on people I hope he does good we are trying eveything we will not give up itill the end

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