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Dog Spends Final Days FulfillingBucket List

UpdatePosted 04/10/2014 04:30PM

Dog Spends Final Days Fulfilling Bucket List

Originally posted 04/09/2014 02:00PM

Romeo the boxer had never eaten a cheeseburger, gotten a pedicure or traveled in a cop car before.

So when he was diagnosed with inoperable bone cancer, his owner Riina Cooke created a bucket list for him. This way, Romeo could spend his final days living out his hopes and dreams (and, of course, bond with his owners).

"When I found out [about the diagnosis], I was in shock," Cooke, of British Columbia, Canada, told Today. "He watched me cry, and he would get upset when I got upset because he was a very sensitive dog. It took a couple of days to digest, but then I took him to the park, and we started putting together the bucket list."

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Meet Miley Cyrus's New Dog, Moonie: PHOTO

Miley Cyrus Introduces New Pup After Dog Floyd's Death

Originally posted 04/05/2014 10:15AM

As Miley Cyrus mourns the death of her dog Floyd, she's found herself a cutie who's happy to lend a paw.

The singer, 21, took to Twitter on Friday to introduce fans to Moonie, a new doggy addition from her mother, Tish.

"My mama knew my heart was broken & this morning I woke up to Moonie kisses," she wrote, adding, "No one could ever replace my baby Floyd but this precious angel is lendin me some fur to cry on along with my other babies."

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Miley Cyrus Weeps While Paying Tribute to Late Dog | Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Weeps While Paying Tribute to Late Dog at Boston Show

Originally posted 04/03/2014 12:20PM

Miley Cyrus broke down in tears on stage in Boston on Wednesday, wracked by grief after her dog passed away earlier this week.

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Miley Cyrus's Dog Floyd Has Died: 'I Am Broken' | Miley Cyrus

UpdatePosted 04/02/2014 10:25AM

Miley Cyrus's Dog Floyd Dies

Originally posted 04/02/2014 09:00AM

Tuesday proved to be a sad day for Miley Cyrus, who announced on Twitter that her dog Floyd has died.

"I don't wanna say it because I don't want it to be real... But my precious baby Floyd has passed away," she wrote. "I am broken."

She added: "I know I don't mean it but I wish he would've taken me with him this is unbearable. What am I gonna do without him?"

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Sochi Puppy Rescued by Olympian Gus Kenworthy Has Died | Animals & Pets, Olympics, Winter Olympics 2014

UpdatePosted 03/13/2014 02:45PM

Sochi Puppy Rescued by Olympian Gus Kenworthy Has Died

Originally posted 03/13/2014 02:15PM

One of the stray puppies adopted by Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy has died.

A stray female that he named Sochi passed away before getting to the U.S. for medical treatment, the silver medallist's friend Robin Macdonald announced on Twitter.

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Colonel Meow, the Internet Famous Cat, Has Died

Colonel Meow Has Died

Originally posted 01/30/2014 06:00PM

Colonel Meow, the record holder for furriest cat in the world who amassed a faithful following of Internet fans – called minions – has died.

"Colonel Meow passed away yesterday evening. I will post more about the details when I've had a few days to grieve," read a message posted Thursday on the cat's Facebook page. "Thank you so much for your understanding, Minions. Your love and support has meant the world to us both."

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World's Ugliest Dog from 2007 Has Died

World's Ugliest Dog Has Died

Originally posted 12/02/2013 07:55AM

A New Jersey canine who was crowned the world's ugliest dog in 2007 and later became the topic of a children's book preaching acceptance has died. Elwood was 8.

His owner, Karen Quigley, says the Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix died unexpectedly Thanksgiving morning. The Sewell resident said Elwood had been dealing with some heath issues in recent months but appeared to be doing well.

Elwood was dark colored and hairless – save for a puff of white fur resembling a mohawk on his head. He was often referred to by fans as Yoda or E.T. because of his resemblance to those famous science-fiction characters.

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Kelly Clarkson Mourns Death of Her 'Best Friend,' Dog Joplin

Kelly Clarkson Mourns Death of Her 'Best Friend,' Dog Joplin

Originally posted 11/15/2013 06:00PM

Less than a month after what was certainly one of the best days of Kelly Clarkson's life, the newlywed experienced what was sure to be one of her worst.

"My best friend died yesterday," the singer, 31, announced on Twitter Friday of her adopted dog's passing, saying, "Joplin was special. He fought his whole life to survive & now he can rest. I loved him."

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Former World's Tallest Dog Has Died | Pet News, Unusual Pets

World's Tallest Dog Giant George Has Passed Away

Originally posted 10/24/2013 03:15PM

Giant George, formerly the world's tallest dog, passed away last Thursday.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died last night. George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones; one month before his eighth birthday," his owners David and Christine Nasser announced on Facebook.

Measuring 3 ft., 7 in. from paw to shoulder, Guinness World Records crowned the Great Dane the Tallest Living Dog and Tallest Dog Ever back in 2010. Even though he weighed in at nearly 250 lbs., "He's just the sweetest, kindest dog, and he doesn't realize what all the hoopla is about," Guinness spokesperson Jamie Panas told PEOPLE at the time. "I was completely awestruck."

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Miley Cyrus's 'Wrecking Ball' Tears Were Caused by Dog's Death | Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus's 'Wrecking Ball' Tears Were Caused by Dog's Death

Originally posted 09/26/2013 03:00PM

For the past week, all eyes have been on Miley Cyrus as she faces the spotlight in the wake of her split from ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth. Inquisitive fans are searching for clues as to what went wrong – especially in the star's music.

But in a new interview with Rolling Stone, the singer admits that a moment in her controversial video for "Wrecking Ball," in which she appears completely nude, came about not because of her relationship with Hemsworth, but because of her pets.

"That was real," Cyrus tells the interviewer of the close-up in which she sheds a tear. "My dog just passed away."

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