When coming to terms with a terminally ill pet, the idea of ‘bucket lists’ has started becoming popular – come up with a list of favorite things that you and your pet would want to do together, and make sure that you can do as many as possible in the time left. This can be a beautiful way to create memories together, focus on the positive aspects of the time you’re sharing, and make your pet’s life as happy as possible.
A big challenge, though, is coming up with the list in the first place. Sometimes people feel overwhelmed, or like they’re being silly, or they can’t see through the current challenges to think of what might be a source of happiness for them and their beloved pet. So when a dear client started telling me about the bucket list they had put together with their cat, I was delighted to hear about it. And with their permission, I wanted to share it here with you as an example of how we can make our pets’ final days special. It’s a beautiful snapshot of shared love, making memories, and – if you’re struggling with how to make a similar list for your own pets – an excellent jumping-off point and source of inspiration for your own pet bucket list.
Mr. Brutus’s Bucket List