Owen’s Bucket List

Owen is a dog, more specifically, a good dog adopted as a senior, from Peppertree Rescue.  I knew Owen and I would not have many years together when he joined my family, but I was determined that the years we did have would be good ones.  To help achieve that goal I created a bucket list for Owen.  You can read more about where I got the idea, and why I felt it was important here.  Or you can just go below and see all the things Owen has done, or plans to do.

Owen’s Bucket List

Being a Dog

  • 1. Be off leash, in a field – DONE
  • 2. Steal a hot dog – DONE
  • 3. Go hiking – DONE
  • 4. Go for a car ride with his head out the window
  • 5. Have a yard of his own – DONE
  • 6. Have a companion dog – DONE (kind of)
  • 7. Play with another dog – DONE
  • 8. Play with a toy – DONE
  • 9. Play in the snow – DONE (kind of)
  • 10. Play with a kid – DONE
  • 11. Snuggle on the bed – DONE
  • 12. Chase something – HA!  Owen doesn’t chase.
  • 13. Make a paw print – DONE

Fun and Adventure

  •  14. Run for the fun of it – DONE
  • 15. Go hiking off leash – DONE
  • 16. Go camping – DONE
  • 17. Go the Adirondacks – DONE
  • 18. Climb a peak – DONE
  • 19. Go to three state parks – two down! (Three done in memorium)
  • 20. Go swimming – DONE
  • 21. Ride on a boat – DONE
  • 22. Go on a road trip – DONE
  • 23. Go to a bonfire – DONE (kind of)
  • 24. Win a confrontation with the cats. – DONE
  • 25. Get a picture in front of the Christmas tree
  • 26. Go trick-or-treating – DONE
  • 27. Visit a farm
  • 28. Visit a nursing home
  • 29. Meet cows – DONE

Being Spoiled

  • 30. Have a birthday party
  • 31. Have a Christmas stocking of his own – DONE
  • 32. Go to a dog friendly restaurant
  • 33. Stay in a dog friendly hotel/motel/Bed and Breakfast
  • 34. Have his portrait taken professionally
  • 35. Have his story told
  • 36. Talk to an Animal Communicator
  • 37. Do breed analysis.

Treats

  • 38. Have a steak, all to himself – DONE
  • 39. Eat a cheeseburger – DONE
  • 40. Have a big old marrowbone – DONE
  • 41. Have ice cream
  • 42. Have a birthday cake

Being a Good Dog

  • 43. Get his canine good citizen – DONE
  • 44. Get his therapy dog certification
  • 45. Tell the CACC he is okay, and thank them

Comfort

  • 46. Enjoy a roaring fire on a cold day – DONE
  • 47. Belly rubs, lots and lots of belly rubs – Every day I had him, he got a belly rub.
  • 48. Get a massage
  • 49. Get reiki
  • 50. Be pain-free – Done

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