A terminally ill Michigan pooch spent his final month living out a bucket list of experiences — including riding in a police car, going on a doggie date, and gobbling up a string of sausages.

Buddy, a 14-year-old lab mix, died Monday after attracting thousands of fans who followed his whirlwind month online.

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“It is with a very heavy heart that I let everyone know that Buddy crossed over the Rainbow Bridge today surrounded by love and hugs,” owner Emily Mochan wrote on a Facebook page dedicated to his bucket list.


“Over the last several days Buddy’s health has taken a decline and today it got really bad and he looked at me and his eyes told me it was time,” she added.

Mochan, a volunteer at ReJoyceful Animal Rescue, adopted Buddy last month after he was brought into the shelter following the sudden death of his owner.

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