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Golden Retriever With Terminal Cancer Living His Best Life As He Ticks Off Bucket List

Golden Retriever With Terminal Cancer Living His Best Life As He Ticks Off Bucket List

What's on your bucket list? A sky-dive? Taking a drive in an open-top sports cars? Maybe a romantic trip to a drive-in movie theatre?

Those are just some of the activities being taken on by Theo, a Golden Retriever who is living his best life by completing a huge bucket list after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Theo is something of an adrenalin junkie! (Credit: Caters)
Theo is something of an adrenalin junkie! (Credit: Caters)

Poor Theo was given just months to live after his testicular cancer spread, and is now unable to walk. But the pooch remains in high spirits, and is living the fullest life possible thanks to his doting owner.

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Jenny Leech, 52, from Illinois, US, fostered 13-year-old Theo on 27th May this year, after he was left abandoned in a Walmart carpark by his previous owners.

The meeting manager knew there was something 'special' about the doggo, and began compiling a mammoth bucket list of fun activities for him.

A romantic night at the drive-in has now been ticked off Theo's bucket list (Credit: Caters)
A romantic night at the drive-in has now been ticked off Theo's bucket list (Credit: Caters)

Theo has been wild swimming - with the help of an inflatable, aww! - taken to the skies in a private jet, hung out with horses and been on romantic picnic dates with fellow pooches from his neighbourhood.

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Whether he's gobbling an ice cream or enjoying the wind through his fur in the back of a sports car, the loving retriever is making the most of every day, with Jenny's help.

The adorable pooch loves to feel the wind in his fur (Credit: Caters)
The adorable pooch loves to feel the wind in his fur (Credit: Caters)

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We're not crying, you're crying.

Theo's testicular cancer has sadly spread to his prostate and his abdomen.

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While he's not a candidate for surgery due to the scale of the spread and his age, he is taking medication to slow progression and reduce any pain, which keeps him very comfortable.

Time for a splash! (Credit: Caters)
Time for a splash! (Credit: Caters)

The adorable pooch is a hit with staff at BAARK Dog Rescue and Live Like Roo, who are committed to Theo's care.

"Despite everything he is sweet, happy, and loving with a huge zest for life," said Jenny.

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"His bucket list was created to give Theo a chance to experience amazing things and receive huge amounts of love," she added.

Thanks to Jenny, Theo has found a loving home (Credit: Caters)
Thanks to Jenny, Theo has found a loving home (Credit: Caters)

What a moving story - Theo, we're sending you a big cuddle.

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: Dog, Life News, Pets, Life, Animals

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.