Josh and Kerry Boyd are the proud parents of 11-year-old Staffy Cross named MuShu.
The couple recently received heartbreaking news that MuShu had cancer, and due to arthritis in her leg, her cancer is very hard to treat and is terminal.
So in an attempt to enjoy MuShu’s final days, Josh and Kerry decided to write her a bucket list.
“It was just a good way to celebrate her life I guess, you know, it’s a hard thing as a dog person to hear that kind of news so to put a positive spin on it and also just to give her an opportunity to let her enjoy her last few weeks or months , whatever it may be”.
Part of that bucket list was for MuShu to participate in a police ride-along.
Eager to help the pup achieve her dream, Queensland Police Constable, Rachel Skill, set up the patrol.
Sergeant Nigel Dalton said,
“It was wonderful to see the smiles on Mushu’s parents Kerry and Josh’s face and help them enjoy Mushu while she is still well enough.”
Check out the Queensland PD’s Tweet about MuShu here.
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) August 14, 2018
Twitter can’t handle the sweetness.
— Barred Wobbler (@BarredWobbler) August 17, 2018
With all the turmoil and bad news this is a news clip that puts a smile on ones face. Thank you law enforcement for giving this dog a ride in your patrol car.
— Anita Fritz (@FritzMiniRanch) August 17, 2018
— Alfie Moore – Comedy (@alfiemoore) August 18, 2018
I'm in tears reading this. Terminally ill Mushu the Staffie's bucket list. https://t.co/yHh7EZxlJy
— Kathie McInnes (@Kathie_McInnes) August 17, 2018
Guys, Mackay Police helped Mushu, a terminally ill dog, tick off one of her bucket list wishes of riding in a police car! She was recently diagnosed with cancer. I’m not crying, you are
@abcbrisbane @PatrickWilliams : @QldPolice pic.twitter.com/oNFObHwnfv
— Rachel Riga (@RachelRiga) August 15, 2018
Others wish MuShu and her parents happy memories.
MuShu I wish you well in the time you have left and when the time comes you slip away peacefully. Derek x
— Derek Cowan #FBPE #A50Challenge #WATON (@DerekCowan2) August 17, 2018
That is beautiful high five to the following for there generosity. @QldPolice @sunriseon7 @QPSmedia @7NewsBrisbane @7NewsMackay the work is beautiful and keep up the work. I am sure that beautiful puppy I am sure will have a great last few moments on this earth.
— Will's Life Views (@views_will) August 14, 2018
MuShu doesn’t seem to be the only canine finding ways to enjoy their last days.
This terminal pup found his forever home.
Smoke has crossed the most important thing on his bucket list… finding a forever home! ❤ https://t.co/wKAjgYDuEG
— Ana Sofía (@anasof) August 18, 2018
This sweet girl, who spent the majority of her life as a breeding dog, has also helped out the police as well as served as DJ at her local radio station.
We are not crying , you are crying ! https://t.co/fzgAXD0KT1
— Bees Ferry Vet (@Beesferryvet) August 17, 2018
And these angels became besties, enjoying their final days together.
Two Terminally Ill Dogs Become Best Friends, Check Off Bucket List Wishes Together https://t.co/19wuYE6Zq1
— People (@people) May 4, 2018
We don’t deserve doggos, but at least we can go out of our way to make their last days some of the best they had.