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‘Feeding his soul, his senses and his belly’: A sick Manitoba dog living off his bucket list – Winnipeg

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A local dog is living his dreams thanks to his owner creating a “to do list” due to the dog’s fragile health.

Trevor, an 11-year-old husky, has a cancerous growth on his leg, and owner Aimee Fortier says she wants to make the most of her time.

“As a puppy he was diagnosed with floating patellas and a heart murmur and then had four surgeries. Since then he has lost both ACLs so we jokingly call him our $80,000 dog “said Fortier.

“For the past few years we’ve known there were cancer cells, and in January that’s when the lump on his leg first appeared…and since then it’s been growing quite rapidly .”

Fortier said the only surgical option is amputation, but due to Trevor’s advanced age — for a dog — and other health issues, that’s probably not a viable option.

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Trevor the dog.


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Hence, the to-do list – a to-do document featuring some of a dog’s dream scenarios, including letting him “steal” a piece of meat, in this case a steak, frolicking in the snow and taking a walk in a jeep without a roof.

“Basically it was about saying we don’t know how long we have with him. … So what are the things he likes? Let’s make sure we do as many of those things as possible.

When Fortier and Trevor visited Global News to talk about the project, another item was crossed off Trevor’s list: appearing on live television.

Since it’s unclear how much time and mobility Trevor has left, completing some items on the list took a bit of creativity. With no snow in the summer, Fortier said they had to make do with snow outside hockey arenas that had been cleared by a zamboni, in case Trevor couldn’t hold out until winter. .

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Trevor the dog.


Submissive / Aimée Fortier


Fortier said the idea for the list came from a “50 before 50” list she made for herself.

“It was the same kind of idea. … What are some of the things that I know doing will create some kind of joy?

“(We’ve found) a handful of things that will feed his soul, feed his senses and feed his belly.”


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