Theo the Labrador was found by animal trappers in a supermarket parking lot. The dog did not look very well and was taken to the vet for a check-up. Unfortunately, the pooch was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Theo was considered inoperable because of the stage of the disease and his age. A charity that helps abandoned and homeless animals decided to find the dog last home. At the end of May, Theo ended up at the home of an experienced volunteer and mom of three, Jenny Leech. The woman immediately realized what a special dog she had got. "Despite his severe illness, Theo is always happy," Jenny says. "We don't know how he ended up on the streets, but he has a love for life."
Seeing how her pet is happy and enjoying every day, the kind woman decided to make his last days the happiest and fulfill all his wishes. This required a significant funding, so Jenny shared her idea on Facebook, hoping that people would help her.
Jenny was soon contacted by Live Like Roo, a charity supporting families with pets diagnosed with cancer. It offered to cover all the dog's medical bills and it was already a lot. That's how Jenny was able to find the funds to implement her idea.
The first item on the "wish list" was a visit to a toy store, where Theo picked out his friend, a blue plush octopus.
Over the next few months Theo had many adventures, including a trip to a farm, a visit to an ice cream shop, being sworn in as a working dog for the K-9 police department, a blind date with a German Shepherd called Sasha, a ride in a small skydiving plane, and photo shoots.
Social media users who followed the Labrador's life, came up with new ideas. So, one of the followers took Theo for a ride in a boat, and another one took him for a ride in a convertible. And a local brewery released a special kind of beer named "Theo's octopus" after the dog's favorite toy.
Jenny is happy and very grateful to the locals who helped her apply her most incredible ideas. In just a few months with her, Theo has seen and experienced more than he did in his entire life. And although according to the volunteer she sees the disease gradually taking her pet, she is not ready to give up yet and intends to bring joy to her dog for as long as possible.
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