In 2005, Cole Hein of Manitoba, Canada, suffered from a disorder that caused him to suddenly stop breathing. His parents got him a seven-year-old Jack Russell terrier named Bingo to be his service dog, and get help if Cole stopped breathing.
Cole is 11 now, and Bingo is 14. This summer, Bingo was diagnosed with something called canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome . . . which is kind of like Alzheimer's disease for dogs. It's terminal, and Bingo only has a short time to live. So Cole made his dog a bucket list, which he called "Bingo's Lick It List". He posted it online, and people from all over have been helping him complete it.
Someone helped set up a photo shoot for Bingo and Cole . . . and they went for one last walk around the block. And people have been sending in dog treats from around the world, so Bingo can, quote, "taste the world".
Bingo's Lick It List:
1. Hein would like people to send dog treats from wherever they live so that Bingo can “taste” the world.
2. Take Bingo for one last “public” outing to Ruckers, a local family fun center.