What’s On Your Pet’s Bucket List?

My Labrador, Sanchez, is 10 years old and I’m frequently reminded that he is in his golden years and they won’t last forever. I am very aware that every day of life for Sanchez is a gift, and little things remind me not to take it for granted. Just as I have my own bucket list for myself, I started contemplating what would be on his bucket list if her were to make his own. This is what I think he would say:

  • A day of eating everything I want (preferably more than one day, but Lisa would never allow it)
  • Take my time sniffing everything I desire during a long, leisurely walk
  • Hump a Golden Retriever (just can’t resist them)
  • A full day alone with Lisa when she’s not working (missing my days being an only dog)
  • Daily morning naps under the piano while Lisa plays it
  • Work as a therapy dog (note to Lisa: You’ve been saying you’d get me certified ever since I passed my Canine Good Citizen test earlier this year.)

Even though Gina is only four year old, it’s never too soon to start a bucket list. Here’s what I think hers would look like:

  • Hike Squaw Valley
  • Attend another agility camp
  • Swim in a river, lake, and the ocean all in the same day (hint: time to go back to Florence, Oregon)
  • Sleep in Lisa’s bed with her
  • Earn an agility MACH title (This would make Lisa SO happy!)

What is on your pet’s bucket list? Thanks for sharing in a comment below.

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Jane R.
Jane R4 years ago

To be able to sit on a chair at the table with my pet parents and eat out of a plate by their sides. Not to be told to get down when they are having a meal and when I want nothing more than to to be with them and eat with them.

Angilina J.
Angilina J.4 years ago

I don't sweetie has a bucket list, I'll ask her lol

Fi T.
Past Member 4 years ago

Take them as our child

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson4 years ago


Karen Martinez
Karen Martinez4 years ago

Have Mom's undivided attention would be one of the things. I think my dogs live in the moment a bit too much to have a bucket list.

B Jackson
BJ J4 years ago

Play ball 24/7!

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog4 years ago

Thanks for sharing, a very interesting concept!

Susan Cliver
Susan Cliver4 years ago

Sleep with me all the time!

Virginia Belder
Virginia Belder4 years ago