Terminal Wash. pup has a 'bucket list' for last days

Terminal Wash. pup has a 'bucket list' for last days

Terminal Wash. pup has a 'bucket list' for last days

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by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish

kgw.com

Posted on October 19, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 19 at 3:54 PM

REDMOND, Wash. -- Tiny Edward Carter – a sweet pup at Motley Zoo Animal Rescue in Redmond - has cancer and wants help fulfilling his “bucket list” in the time he has left.

Edward is a powder puff Chinese crested / Maltese mix. He was named after the two main characters in the film "Bucket List," Edward and Carter, played by Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson.

Motley Zoo says Edward Carter was dropped off at a local shelter last month as a stray. When it was determined that Edward had cancer, Motley Zoo took him into one of their loving hospice foster homes so that he could spend the rest of his time feeling warm, safe and loved.

“He’s such a fun little guy, it’s so sad that he’s going, but we’re celebrating every moment of the time he’s here,” said Jme Thomas of Motley Zoo. “It’s more happy than sad.”

Dr. Sarbu of the Veterinary Oncology Center in Renton determined that Edward is indeed a very sick little guy. He was diagnosed with stage 5 lymphoma.

“There is no cure; our only goal is solely to lengthen my life for as long as I continue to fight for my right to party!” Edward says on his Facebook page.

“And while I might be dying, please do not feel sorry for me! I do not fear death, but I am not ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge yet either.”

Edward had his second round of chemo this week. It went very well and he didn't have any side effects. He’ll have his next round of chemo in three weeks.

He’s already done a few things on his bucket list, such as appear on the Jackie and Bender show on KISS FM and eat at Norm’s Eatery and Alehouse (a dog friendly pub.)

Also on the list: Dog yoga class, go to the beach, model in a dress-up photo shoot and take a ride on a ferry.

On Sunday, Edward will get his wish to ride a ferry. He is inviting all his supporters to ride the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island at 12:35 p.m. On Bainbridge Island everyone will have some ice cream or lunch. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/254861164662044/

There’s even a “Flat Edward Carter” inspired by “Flat Stanley.” Flat Edward has traveled as far as London.

"We hear he's going to go skydiving, and tour Italy, Argentina and Mexico," Jme says. "In all, everyone is excited to share in the celebration of his life before he passes. We have a feeling his 'flat' version will continue on, long after this little boy has crossed the Rainbow Bridge."

If you would like to participate in the Flat Edward Carter project, email Foster Mom at brooke@brookemallory.com and she will email you your very own Flat Edward Carter, or you can donate $1 and Motley Zoo Animal Rescue will mail one to you, and for a $5 donation you will get a "pawtographed" Flat Edward Carter.

Motley Zoo's goal is to raise $5,000 for Edward's treatment. If you'd like to help visit http://fundapetmiracle.com/projects/edward-carters-rockin-bucket-list-tour1/863

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