Faithful dog is given months to live, so owner creates a Bucket List

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When Olivia Anderson was dealt the heartbreaking news that her beloved dog Sadie didn't have long to live, she set about making sure the rest of her life was as happy as possible.

The 22-year-old Minnesota State University, Mankato student figured that if humans get "bucket lists" when they know they're going to die, why shouldn't dogs?

That's why she created "Sadie's Journey Through a Bucket List,"

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">posting updates on Facebook that shows her faithful Sheltie enjoying a series of activities planned for her.

"I got her for my 11th birthday so I've had her for 11 years, she's basically the best companion," Anderson told KEYC. "This is my way of giving and thanking her for the years she's given me."

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KEYC notes that so far Sadie, who has been diagnosed with cancer has been taken on a motorcycle ride, ran a 5k, and seen the holiday lights.

Number 13, "be a TV star," happened on Saturday morning when Sadie appeared on WCCO.

"There’s no point in being sad and sulking about it. I mean, I don’t want to be sad because she picks up on that," she told the TV station. "So this is my way of being happy about it and making sure that she’s happy and enjoying every last day that she has."

Anderson is hoping her pet will be able to have one last Christmas with her family in South Dakota, but that's not guaranteed with a posting on Tuesday revealing Sadie's cancer had spread, and for now they are taking things "day by day."

You can follow Sadie's adventures at 

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