In March 2017, Mister Molson, a Golden Retriever, was diagnosed with incurable cancer. His owner, Tim Griffin, decided to create a bucket list so that he and his two kids, Chloe, 10, and Elliot, 8, could repay Molson all the love he’d given them over the 12 years of his life. Griffin wanted to give Molson as many good memories as possible before saying goodbye and help his human children create lasting happy memories of Molson. Griffin created a blog to share Mr. Molson’s Adventures and invited people to come up with ideas for the bucket list. Here are just a few of the adventures Mr. Molson has experienced in the last few months.
Like most dogs, Molson loves to stick his head out the car window. What could be better than that? His first ride in a convertible! And he did it in style in a 1927 Jaguar.
He got to “fly” a Vietnam-era Huey.
Chloe made breakfast in bed for Molson and her dad. Mr. Molson was 3 when Chloe was born, so he’s always been by her side.
Mr. Molson loved his first experience with camping – the whole family slept on the ground with him!
He became an honorary Pennsylvania State Trooper.
Molson and his family even got to meet the Budweiser Clydesdales, despite Molson being named after a competitor’s beer! Elliot decided Molson should be dressed as an Official Budweiser Clydesdale Dalmatian.
He even got married.
Here’s an excerpt from the speech Molson’s dad gave at the wedding:
“May we always be bold enough to chase that elusive squirrel, or other personal goal. May we always be willing to quickly forgive someone who steps on our tail or otherwise wrongs us. May we always be willing to speak up if someone looks shady. May we always be open to learning new tricks no matter how old we get. May we always be curious and willing to explore new territory even if we’ve been sprayed by a skunk before. And may we always have room in our hearts for new friends.”
Here’s a video their local news station, WPMT FOX43, did on Molson, with him getting a steak dinner live on television as a surprise to him and his family.
Mr. Molson did pass away in August of 2017, loved not only by his family, but by his community and millions of people around the world as well! You can make a donation in his name to help find a cure for cancer by visiting Mr. Molson’s Adventures.
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