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Woman Took Her Beloved Dog On An Epic Adventure And It’s Heartbreaking

Beautiful story. This made me cry and smile.

Lauren Fern Watt had been through a lot with her 160-pound English Mastiff, Gizelle. That’s why when her beloved dog was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer six months ago, she was totally crushed. Gizelle wasn’t only her bestfriend, she was also her roommate and confidant. Who helped her through college, boyfriends and moving to the big and scary New York City.

Instead of spending all her time crying. Lauren decided to be strong and create a bucket-list adventure of everything they want to try before Gizelle died. From lazing on the beach to eating lots of premium ice cream.

It was my mission for us to indulge and explore life’s joys. We’d escape the city and search for waterfalls, cook lobster, and nap in the grass. We’d jump in the ocean without towels, just to enjoy the sun drying us, and never stress about details like sand in the car.

Lauren Fern Watt was devastated when her beloved dog, Gizelle, was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer last year.

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Instead of spending her last months sobbing, Watt decided to embark on an epic adventure and do something worth remembering.

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“Ride in the canoe.”

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First, the fantastic duo set out on a boat ride, honoring their favorite scene from “The Little Mermaid.”

“See the Times Square.”

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Like most New Yorkers, the two were “a little repulsed” by the famous landmark, but this occasion called for a visit.

“Cook lobster in Maine.”

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Gizelle had the chance to meet some unusual friends from the sea, but only for a short while. Soon they were sent to a pot and cooked to perfection.

“Eat ice cream on a dock.”

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Watt and Gizelle had a lovely time watching boats float by and enjoying vanilla ice cream.

“Go on a road trip.”

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A four-day girls only road trip through New England blasting Taylor Swift and The Beach Boys. Talk about a vacation!

“Cuddle as much as possible.”

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A lapdog is a lapdog for life.

“Spend a whole day at Washington Square Park.”

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They were serenaded by a man with a broken guitar, met a guy with a fish tattoo on his face and helped a lady in red kimono feed the pigeons.

“Go to a party and meet a cute boy dog.”

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Gizelle and her new four-legged friend, Auggie.

“Find the best doughnut in the world.”

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Looks like they succeeded!

“Meet Santa.”

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Watt was told that Gizelle wouldn’t make it till Christmas, so she knew it was a must to meet Santa. Or at least his little helpers.

“Sit on the beach in the winter.”

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This was the last photo of Watt and Gizelle’s adventure.

That final trip not only helped Watt cope with the loss of her pet, but also to see life for what it is: “a sweet, simple, precious adventure.”

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Watt is currently working on a book that will contain more fun adventures with her Gizelle. You can get updates by following Watt on Twitter and Instagram.

Credits: Lauren F. Watt

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