Buddy the Dog Dies With one Final Wish on Bucket List: Helping Other Animals

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 2:40 AM

The 7-year-old Australian cattle dog, which was diagnosed with terminal cancer in January, was able to complete forty-nine of the fifty items on his bucket list before going peacefully this past Wednesday, according to his owner, Emily Mochan, of Brisbane, Australia.

Buddy the Dog Dies With one Final Wish on Bucket List: Helping Other Animals

Buddy, a dog that stole hearts around the globe with his adorable bucket list adventures, has passed away, his owner said.

The 7-year-old Australian cattle dog, which was diagnosed with terminal cancer in January, was able to complete forty-nine of the fifty items on his bucket list before going peacefully this past Wednesday, according to his owner, Emily Mochan, of Brisbane, Australia.

Mochan, twenty-four, told ABC News today that the final wish was to assistance other animals.

Mochan said she'll posthumously check off the latest item on Buddy'south bucket list for him by donating all the toys and money she'south raised through his GoFundMe page to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Australia.

"Obviously this was a really horrible thing, but I'm happy at minimum some excellent can arrive out of it for other animals," Mochan said. "He was a grand little guy."

When Buddy was diagnosed with lymphoma in January, doctors didn't think he'd live past the second week of March, Mochan said. But the "small fighter" actually went on to live three more weeks and even got to celebrate his seventh birthday in a limo on March eight, she said.

"He was gone too soon, but he got to live a excellent life," Mochan said. Through the bucket list, the pup "did so much" in the past nine weeks since being diagnosed -- including playing in a ball pit, paw-painting a canvas, sitting in a cop car, going to the shore and dressing up in fancy costumes.

"The bucket list really helped stop me from counting down the days and instead focus on the pleased things I could do with Buddy," Mochan said.

After Buddy started limping this past Tuesday, Mochan said the veterinarian told her he probably wouldn't be able to walk in forty-eighth hours.

"It was a challenging decision, but we decided to just give him the best night ever before saying goodbye to him the following morning," she said. "It damage so much, but I'm just pleased he didn't have to go on suffering."

On Tuesday night, Mochan said she camped out on the floor with the A/Celsius as "as freezing as possible, just the way he likes it" and the two of them played games all night.

Though Mochan said it'south been "really sad" coming residence presently and not have Buddy there to excitedly greet her, she said she'south happy she at minimum has the wonderful memories from these past few weeks to consolation her.

"I'll always recollect my grand tiny man," she said. "He was beautiful."

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