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Monday, January 14, 2013

Bucket List


There comes a time in every dog's life when we start to ask ourselves the big questions ...


What's the meaning of life ...and does it involve cheeseburgers?
 

Have my dreams passed me by ...and is it too late to be a superhero?


Self-reflection is for the young, I would rather be napping


Maybe you need help climbing on and off the couch, maybe you get more pills than treats, or maybe you catch a worried look between your human and the veterinarian. No matter the circumstances, there comes a moment when you realize you are not a puppy anymore ...and it's time to start doing all those things you wanted to do, but didn't do because you were busy napping.

Starting this Friday, please join me as I begin to tackle my bucket list. Each week I will be trying something new. 

I don't know how much time I have left, but I plan to make the most of every moment and hope you will, too!


In addition to my weekly posts, my partner in crime nurse and I will be hitting the road for a bucket list blog tour. Is there something you think I should add to my bucket list? Would you like us to visit your blog? Have you always wanted to try one of my famous cheeseburgers or drink a beer with Nurse Puddles - well, now's your chance!

Feel free to grab the badge and email me at mrpippip(at)gmail(dot)com if you would like to join us. 
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81 comments

Declan said...

Well that sounds great mate! I am well used to drinking beer with Puddles....oh my poor head! You want to drop by me in Yorkshire anytime you would be most welcome...just ask Pudds! As much beer and fish & chips as you can handle! Deccy x

Dexter said...

Go for it, Pip, you deserve to have all your dreams realized.

Kisses,
Dexter

Hilary said...

Pip, I think that this is a wonderful idea! I love that your sidekick will be partially ditching her nursing duties for some much needed fun with you....

You are so wise to realize that you are getting older and the time for doing everything you want to is now... I wish more of us realized that...

Sam said...

We will join you, sweet Pip!

Sam

Robyn Wright-Parkin said...

We look forward to living out your bucket list dreams with you Pip!
Wally & Sammy

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We would love for you to come! Hopefully with a bucket FULL of cheeseburgers! :)

Bouncing Bertie said...

Dearest Pip, I so hope you will find time to visit me in Scotland, via my blog. I would love to take you on a tour. Are there things you would especially like to see? (I'm afraid I cannot guarantee a sighting of the Loch Ness Monster).
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

We are with you pipster - that is one mighty big bucket you are going to need :)

houndstooth said...

You know I would like to join you! Once a year meeting in Chicago is NOT enough! Pass the cheeseburgers!

Bunny

Molly The Wally said...

We will join you Pip. Our Pip is there every step of the way pal. Pip says she'd like to try one of your cheeseburgers. Have a magnificent Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Marg said...

Oh Pip, what a fun trip you will have with that silly Puddles. A laugh a minute. And we would love for you to come visit us. We promise all the cats will behave. Hope you two have the very best of times. And nurse Puddles, you better behave yourself. Don't drive too fast.

KB said...

We are with you Pip! We love your attitude, and we want to be part of it. Cheeseburgers and beer... Mmmmm.

Katz Tales said...

Oh Pip we hope you stay well. Here's wishing you cheeseburgers!

Casey said...

That's a grreat idea, Pip! There's so many exciting things to do in the world. I think you definitely need to pee on top of the Great Pyramid.

Geetalima said...

Hey Dear Friend,
We are a tad sad that you are thinking of your bucket list. But then again, We would love to help you realise your dreams and do everythingie you wanted to do ever in your life.
Please do come over and visit us here in India.Would you like a tour of the Taj Mahal and get to know the inside story?
If you decide to come, please don't forget to pack some of your yummilicious burgers for us:)

Keep safe, Pal

Wags,
Gin,Bud n Shadow

Sweet William The Scot said...

Pip I think you live life to the fullest! Remember Pip like Dorothy said there is no place like home. Put on those Ruby Red Slippers and do your bucket list. You are always welcome on my blog Pip.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

PIPster you KNOW that Ernie and I are totally With You on this most fabulous adventure. Just don't furget... Naps ARE impawtant!!!! And SEAT BELTS... esp. if SHE is gonna be driving.

harrispen said...

Oh Pip this is going to be so much fun for you and Puddles. I would love to have you stop by my place. Maybe my mom could make you some fleece toys or a sweater while you are here.

Millie

Piappies World said...

Count us in, Pip! We'll love to be part of your tour. Do drop by our world anytime. Did you mention cheeseburgers? C'mon over with Puddles. Yay!

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

Oz the Terrier said...

Pip, what a great idea! I hope you tackle everything that is on your bucket list! I would be honored to join you, my pal since I am hitting the mid-life crisis!
*high paws*
Oz

Peggy Frezon said...

You already are a superhero Pip. Your bucket list tour sounds wonderful. Please come visit Kelly and Brooks. We can all snuggle on the big green chair. It may not be the most exciting offer you'll get, but if you need some quiet time, this is the place!

Ann Oon said...

Count us in Pip.. anything for you buddy!

woofs n licks,
Dommy

Rene said...

We like your attitude Pip and we're glad you're going to make the most of whatever time you have left.

Nola said...

I'll join you!
Nola

Two Pitties in the City said...

What a wonderful idea Pip! Looking forward to it! PS. Did you also see our Pip-size foster dog? He is an Elder-Shi!

stellaroselong said...

Pip:
We would be honored if YOU would come visit our blog and visit the one place in Iowa where there is no stoplights...can you imagine how fast Puddles can speed around our town....
I have never had a cheeseburger Pip so maybe we can go down to our little tastyfreeze and share one. Tell puddles to take care of you, and have fun. Puddles will probably try to fill your bucket with beer, ...just saying....
Stella Rose

Madi and Mom said...

Pip you are looking quite handsome today...sighs madi.

Of course I will join your Bucket Tour. I will have my assistant email your assistant.
Hugs Madi your B FFF

GOOSE said...

I want to be a part of this Mr. PIP. And you and Puddles can come by my place anytime. I will have cheeseburgers and kegs of beer waiting. It would be a first class honor to be with you. Puddles knows where I live in fact last time she was here she left her paw prints on the ceiling. How she did that I don't know.
Blessings,
Goose

The Websters said...

Yes! This sounds fabulous! We are in.

Nora

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! you better hurry up and visit me here in HI. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Murphy said...

Good idea Pip, seize the moment cuz these moments are our lives! Have you swum in the ocean? Mom says all pups and people need to see the ocean!

Keep Calm & Bark On,

Murphy & Stanley

Two French Bulldogs said...

Sounds like a great plan Pip
Benny & Lily

HoundDogMom said...

What a great idea Mr. Pip. You will be the first to bring a bucket list to blogville. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

That sounds very exciting Pip, we can't wait to see all your adventures!
We hope the meaning of life DOES involve cheeseburgers!
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

A Day In The Life Of A Goose said...

How exciting Pip! I can't wait to drive along with you on your Bucket List Tour!! :-D What's first? Enjoy the long nap before though, cause you sound like you sure will be busy!!

Kari in Vegas said...

We have an idea ;)

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Brian said...

Please stop by and see us Pip, we love you soooooooo much!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Pip, we'd love to see you and Puddles. Watch out for kangaroos if you are driving around Oz! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

2browndawgs said...

Can't wait to hear what is on your list. We hope it involves cheeseburgers. Wait! Do we even know what a cheeseburger is? Pip says it is good so it must be.

Stop by anytime Pip and bring cheeseburgers. :)

the brown dawgs

Sarge said...

Hey Pip!
Wow, first of all, you are totally the bestest superhero ever! I think this sounds like such amazing fun...and with Puddles, you know it will be an adventure. I totally love this idea and I can't wait to see your travels and experiences. Enjoy it all, my very good furiend!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

tubby3pug said...

This is the most wonderful and amazing plan!!!!!!! I cant really think of what you should do yet, but I am definitely seeing some food related adventures in the future. We know what its like to get old with 3 canine seniors in the house so we will be watching

urban hounds

LP said...

Pip, it sounds like the most perfect adventure for you to embark on...um em BARK..get it?! Funny! Heehee. We would love for you to drop by here in Vancouver if you get the chance. Let us know!! :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Mitch and Molly said...

We had cheeseburgers at Glenwood an hour ago, Pip! Absolutely stop by our place and we'll all go to Glenwood together!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

3 doxies said...

Whew, I is just gettin' heres cuz I hads to get some stuffs togedders fur our "adventure"...you knows da necessities likes beer, cheeseburgers, and cheetos. It takes me awhiles to pack...cuz I eat then I has to replenish da supplies. You knows how dat goes.
I think I needs a nurses hat too.

Okays, I am SOOOOOOOOO excited to helps you accomplish everything you wants to do. And I am anxious to sees what we is gonna do. Does you thinks we'll gets in trubles...bwhahahahahahhaa.

Puddles

What Remains Now said...

We would love to join you and make all your Bucket List dreams come true. Our mom will email your assistant.

Wyatt said...

Count us in!! We have a bucket and we can make lists! Grabbin' your badge now!

Wyatt and Stanzie

The Island Cats said...

This is so exciting, Pip! We would love to join you in your Bucket List tour!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Cheese burgers- that cannot be beat! What a terrific idea!
love
tweedles

Jan's Funny Farm said...

This sounds like such fun, Pip. You have such a great attitude. We love you.

♥ Sallie said...

Alien has the spaceship ready to go! The bar is fully stocked. The heating ducts are overflowing with bags of cheetos.

Hold on to your cheeseburger, Pip! You are about to embark on an amazing adventure!

If Puddles doesn't get you arrested first! :O

Hugs,

Bassetmomma said...

Oh Pip! We look forward to hearing about your bucket list. Your pawsitive attitude is inspiring! :)

Jo's World said...

Hi Mighty Pipster! A Bucket List! Imagine that! If you want to come visit us in Minniesnowda, you really ought to hold out until May, most of the snow is gone by then and the temps warmed up from sub-zero which we are featuring tonight! Or we can come to you, Pip, just say the word. Cheezeburgers and beer sound very good to me!

Kisses,

Stella, Jo and Zkhat

Jeanne Pursell said...

You are such an inspiration Pip!! Cheeseburgers and Beer!! We're with you!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug (perhaps you may want to add ziplining to that list of yours???)

Roo said...

You know you are welcome at my humble abode anytime my furiend :)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Pip we can't wait to see what you are going to be up to! We are sure a lot of fun lies ahead!!!

Love, Dakota, Cody and "Mom"

waggfoods said...

What a fab idea, I can't wait to read about your adventures!!

Fisher and Staff said...

You are definitely back in the game, Pip. Yippeee! Fantastic idea!

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Puddles sent us over to visit you and we can't wait to read more!

Oink oink,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Mr. Pip, I'm ready to blow this joint and come along... day in... day out... I eat, sleep... eat, sleep... then eat and sleep some more. I want some beer, cheeto's and hamburgers. I want to throw caution to the wind and howl at the moon. I want to forget about my joint pain and laugh in the face of danger.. or something like that. I'm in. Gracie.

Remington said...

That sounds cool! I will have to try to get some snow for you if you come to visit me....

houndstooth said...

Yes, of course you and Puddles can lay low at my house if need be! Nobody looks in the Cornfield!

Bunny

3 doxies said...

Please tell me ain't gonna has to lay in a cornfield...I not likes corn.

Puddles

Grady and Leonardo said...

Hi Pip.
Leo and Grady don't have a blog, but we think your bucket list idea is awesome.

You couldn't have picked a better partner than Puddles. Just keep the trunk full of Cheeseburgers, Cheetoes and beer for the trip.
Happy Traveling
The Newfs and their mom.

jen said...

Oh Mr Pip! You know we'll be right by side for this bucket list! Maybe a ride in our cart? We would love to pull you too where-ever you want to go!

mayziegal said...

Oh, Pip, I think this is a Most Marvelous idea! And of COURSE I'd luvs for you to come out to Collie-rado! We got lotsa great stuffs to do. I'll have to think about what would be the funnest!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

April McLeod said...

You are already a super hero to us, Mr. Pip, but it is still a good idea to have a Bucket List! We are inspired by your wishes to try new things before you leave this earth (although we don't want you go anywhere and want you to stay with us forever)! Daisy will be joining your tour asap!

April McLeod said...

Daisy is going to love riding in the car with you but she'll bark a lot fur sure!

Elyse and Riley said...

Oooh, this should be fun! :) And your post made us a little misty eyed.

Elyse and Riley

chicamom85 said...

Pip, this is an excellent idea and please I want to be a part of it. I have only one question. Do you think Puddles should drive?? If you had a driver you could both relax(and live longer). Its just a thought, I know you will have a blast no matter what. I would love a cheeseburger from Pip.

Loveys Sasha

ABBY said...

Pip that's the attitude.
Just enjoy the ride!

Bocci said...

We would be homored to be a part of your Bucket List Tour! We love you, Mr. Pip!

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

What a fab idea Pip..... is it too late to consider a "calmer" driver...BOL!

Of course you must drive to OZ!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

Berts Blog said...

WEll, we absolutely would love to be included. I'll bring some orange soda for any non drinkers. Now I would love to host your visit for sure but if you wanna hit Murphy, Goose and I all in one trip we can arrange that too.

You are an inspiration little Pip.
Love
Bert

Cynthia Geremia said...

Pip - I'm so sorry. I'm so far behind on my blog reading and I'm just now catching up.

I'm happy to hear that your meds are helping. Show them all that they're wrong! You're a strong little guy. And, the burger and rice is a plus that will make you stronger. Leap tall buildings - fly through the air like the superhero you are!

We'll be following your antics, I mean, adventures with Nurse Puddles. It should be interesting!

Hang in there my sweet little friend! xoxo

Sarge said...

Hey Pip!
Wow, look at all of your responses! Blogville is so very very behind you with this. I'm sending you an email with an idea for a visit with me for your list.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Gee Pip, We would show you our creek if you came here. You could swim in it's cool waters or just snooze in the sun and contemplate to the sounds of the water.

Then we would take you for a cheeseburger or... a tri tip sammich at Habit burger... we think it's the best!!!

Love you Pip!!!

Milo Robinson said...

Wowza Pip this sounds like a great idea, i will be very willing to participate!!!
Love milo :)

Fenris and Family said...

What a wonderful idea.

Maybe you would like to come to Mardi Gra in Ocean Springs, they has some wild womens at those parades. ~Fenris

FURKIDSMOM said...

We love you and would be honored to be part of your bucket list!

The Florida Furkids

Maggie Mae and Max said...

OoH Pip,

We would LUVS it if you and Puddles have da time to comes to our house.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

longlifecatsanddogs said...

Cheeseburgers and beers - sounds delightful. Oh, you should visit South Africa on your bucket tour.

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