Ill Dogs Become Best Friends

New Friends can come at any age.  The two dogs in this story had 4-6 months left to live but with loving families, they have found time to live it up!

Harley Bruiser, a 10-year-old bulldog, and Buckeye, a 15-year-old golden retriever, are each dealing with a difficult diagnosis.  Reported by WTOV9, Harley was recently diagnosed with Lymphosarcoma and Buckeye with Cholangiocellular Carcinoma.  Both Harley and Buckeye have created an amazing bond after receiving their diagnosis.  The next few months would be filled with adventure, fun, parties, and outings that would not only bring the pups together but their loving owners too.

Harley and Buckeye have enjoyed a day of shopping at a doggie boutique, plenty of treats and lots of snuggles so far, and have even more planned for the future.  Grace Kemp, Buckeye’s owner, and a veterinarian told WTOV9 that she thinks it is important to give your pet quality of life as long as you can.  From the very beginning, Kemp and her family have been there for Buckeye, adopting the dog from a rescue when he was young and raising him as a beloved member of the Kemp clan.

Harley, who is sadly nearing the end of the time his vet gave him, hasn’t wasted a second of the past few months. After years of caring for his family, the bulldog is being spoiled for than usual.

Harley’s owner, Ashley McElfresh told WTOV9 that Harley has gotten to do many exciting things in his life lately.  Things like the everyday riding in the back of their vehicles a riding a skateboard down the road.  Some of his recent adventures include a sunset drive, making art and riding on a real Harley Davidson motorcycle.  Buckeye often makes appearances on his best buddy’s Facebook page as they help each other make their dreams come true before saying goodbye to their families and crossing the rainbow bridge.

Attribution:Image Courtesy Ashley McElfresh


Author: Bo Connlley

I've been very fortunate to have been raised with dogs and love and care for dogs, even to this day. That's why I love to share funny and inspirational stories about 'Man's Best Friend'.

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