A bucket list is something that people create when they realize they have not much time left in the world. It is something that makes their last days happy and meaningful.
For Eddie, a rescued pit bull, a bucket list would mean everything given the past that he had to endure on his own.
Eddie was an unhappy dog who spent his life wandering the streets of Washington. His owner abandoned him for unknown reasons.
Eddie has only known life on the streets that he has evaded multiple attempts by rescuers to bring him in.
When he was finally rescued, circumstances for Eddie turned for the worse. After being rescued, Eddie was immediately taken to a vet to have him checked. Unfortunately, what they discovered was something they did not expect, and something they certainly did not want to hear.
It turns out that Eddie had cancer. It was an inoperable tumor that caused him to go blind in one eye. Eddie was given just 6 to 12 months left to live.
But Eddie’s story doesn’t end there. This isn’t a sad story, rather, an inspiring one that gives hope to everyone, including animals, who are facing a bleak future.
Despite his diagnosis, Eddie remained a sweet and playful dog.
His rescuers decided they were not going to let Eddie spend the rest of his life unhappy, so they created a bucket list for him to complete and enjoy what time he has left.
Sure enough, Eddie was all smiles as he went on to do what was on the list. He went on rides on a motorcycle sidecar, lounged in pools filled with toys, took pictures with Santa, and even participated in a kissing booth where he was able to share his doggy kisses with humans and share his slobbery love.
Wanting Eddie to experience everything, Kristi Kesler, his foster mom, asked the local police if they were willing to give Eddie a ride in a police car.
A picture taken with an officer inside a police car would be quite an experience for a rescued dog like Eddie.
But the local men and women in blue took Kristi’s suggestion a step further. They decided to make Eddie an honorary K9 for the day!
Eddie was made to wear a custom uniform with real police patches and was even sworn-in in a ceremony. Police detective Julie Lee said that they believe in helping people and animals in their community, and together as a family, they will be fighting alongside Eddie.
Eddie was treated to several stops as the new police K9 partner that day. They even went to a local donut shop where Eddie was presented with treats, toys, and a generous donation to his veterinary fund.
Eddie and his rescuers were overwhelmed with the amount of love and support that they were getting from people who wanted to shower Eddie with love.
Goes to show that everyone, and everything, deserves to live a happy life.
Source Pasco Police via Facebook