Friday, August 17, 2012

Help Cole with Bingo's "Lick It" List!

I didn't even get all the way through this article on People this morning before I was jumping over here to post it and share with you.

This little boy, Cole, has had his life saved countless times by his service dog Bingo. Now Cole just wants to give Bingo the best in life in his final days so he created Bingo a "Lick It List." As a part of that list, Cole would like Bingo to experience treats from all around the world - so if you'd like to contribute visit Bingo's facebook for more information or just go ahead and send some Bingo's way to Cole Hein/Bingo Hein PO Box 413, Shilo, MB, Canada, R0K 2A0. Keep reading for the full article on Cole and Bingo.

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Earlier this week, the Merriam-Webster added the term "bucket list" to its vocabulary, describing it as "a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying."

Already, the word is being redefined.

One 11-year-old boy from Canada is thanking his service dog in a very special way during the final days of the Jack Russell terrier's life.

Cole Hein set up a "Lick It List" for his 14-year-old dog Bingo, who was given to his family in 2005 by the Ontario-based National Service Dogs due to an undiagnosed medical condition that causes Cole to stop breathing.

Although Cole now has control of his condition, Bingo has helped save his life several times over the last few years; when he stops breathing, she's trained to bark to alert others that her owner needs CPR, according to the Winnipeg Free Press.

Bingo, who was inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame in 2010, according to Modern Dog Magazine, was diagnosed with canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome and was given just weeks to live.

On Bingo's canine-friendly bucket list: "I want to take her on one last public outing to Ruckers [recreation center]. I want to walk her around the block twice. And I want to get her treats from around the world," Cole tells the Free Press.

Cole's getting a hand with that last hope. The family set up a Facebook page, and Cole "is teasing Bingo about her new treats coming," his mom, Mandi, added to the Winnipeg Free Press. (The family is not asking for monetary donations, and Bingo's veterinarian bills are covered by insurance.)

Adds Mandi: "Cole is doing the happy dance." Article from People/Alison Schwartz

8 comments:

  1. Great story! You know we are definitely sending something - thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Finn!! We're going to look for something yummy to send too.

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  2. We will send something from across the pond over the weekend. We don't really do facebook so we will just send it anyway. That should be OK? Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Molly, no need to check in on the facebook - send away! I'm sure they will be very thankful! So glad you're going to pitch in! take care!

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