When Lauren Watt learned in 2015 that her best friend, Gizelle, had cancer and wouldn’t live much longer, she created a bucket list of all the things they wanted to do together before Gizelle passed away.

“It was a silly thing,” said Watts, now 27, of her final plans for Gizelle, her 7-year-old mastiff. “But it helped me create memories as opposed to crying about it.”

She details the experience in her memoir, “Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life With a Very Large Dog” (Simon & Schuster, out Tuesday). But it’s not just a story of death; it’s also about how Gizelle saved Watt’s life. …continue reading this article on New York Post

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