Remember the movie The Bucket List, from a few years back? Like the two characters in the movie, I think we all have a list, even if it’s just in our minds, of things we’d like to do before we die.
But what about a bucket list for your dog? Are there things you want to make sure she experiences in her lifetime? Maybe there are things on your list that you want to do with her?
After reading about Carol’s list on Fidose of Reality, I decided to create a bucket list for Nike. These are a few things I want to experience with her.
Go to the beach.
I love the beach – it’s my favorite place in the world – and every time I’m there, I think about how much Nike would love it. I’m not sure if she’d be hesitant to go into the waves or if she’d charge right in without a second thought, but I know she’d be curious. She’d love to explore all the seashells and little critters in the sand, too.
This is really more my husband’s bucket list item than mine. He really wants to start hiking in some of our state parks with Nike, and they’re hoping to get a start on it this summer. I think it will be a really awesome bonding experience for the two of them.
Take a flyball class.
Our trainer and the people at Nike’s day care talk often about her obsession with balls. They think she’d be crazy awesome at flyball. There’s a class starting soon, and we’re hoping to get her enrolled in it. I can’t wait to see how much she loves it!
Complete a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) program.
We’re still working on a few behavioral issues, but as soon as she’s ready, we’re excited to get Nike into a CGC class. She’s already a great ambassador for her breed, and having her CGC is just a bonus.
Visit a school or nursing home.
With her CGC, Nike will be able to visit children in schools and the elderly in nursing homes. She loves people, and people always seem to love her, so I’d really like to see her use her wonderful personality and loving nature to bring happiness to others.
Attend the BlogPaws conference.
I went to BlogPaws for the first time last year when it was held in Washington DC, but since it was my first time and I didn’t really know what to expect, I opted not to take Nike. I’ll be attending this year in Las Vegas, but I won’t be taking her this time because I’ll be flying. No way am I putting my dog in a cargo hold on an airplane. So we’ve got our fingers crossed that BlogPaws 2015 will be an easy trip by car for us, and she’ll be able to go with me. Hey BlogPaws, are you listening?
This is just the beginning of our bucket list. As time goes on, I’m sure I’ll be adding new things, and as we complete each activity, we’ll cross it off the list.
Do you have a bucket list for your dog? I’d love for you to share some of it in comments below!