Rottweiler with cancer makes bucket list

After eight-year old Rottweiler Coco was diagnosed with terminal cancer, her owners Symon Spencer and Theresa Clancy decided to compile a bucket list to ensure she ended her life on a high.

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Coco was taken to the vets after Symon and Theresa noticed she had developed a limp. An X-Ray sadly revealed that the adorable canine had tumours in her right shoulder – she has been given only four to six weeks to live.

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“I was crying for most of the weekend after being told,” said Symon who has had Coco since she was nine weeks old.

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“Dogs are really clever and they pick up on your mood and adopt it, so she was feeling low too. I thought ‘I need to snap out of this’.”

Symon was told he could have Coco’s leg amputated followed by a course of chemotherapy to give her an extra four to six months to live. However, he knew this wouldn’t give her a good quality of life – instead Coco is on medication to manage her pain and enjoying her last weeks.

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Coco has now completed nearly all of her bucket list, which includes ordering a Big Mac from McDonalds, spending the day at work with Symon and Theresa, and enjoying a swim in a pool. All she has left to do is try some sushi and have a cast of her paw print made.

Coco’s bucket list:

– Get a 3D scan
– Run on a beach
– Play with other dogs on a beach
– Play football on a beach
– Run into the sea
– Eat fish and chips on the beach
– Share an ice cream with daddy at the beach
– Have photos with daddy, mummy and nanny
– Go for a ride in mummy’s TT Convertible
– Sit in a police car
– Sit in a fire engine
– Sit in a police helicopter
– Sit in the front cab of a train
– Go swimming in a pool with daddy
– Eat a steak in a restaurant
– Order and eat a Big Mac from a drive through
– Go to work with daddy
– Go to work with mummy
– Photo with British Transport Police
– Appear in the media
– Cast a paw print
– Try sushi
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