Dog's bucket list: Trip to Athens City Hall

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Cocoa and Dodger

Story courtesy of the Athens Mayor's Office


Two dogs got to have a howling good time while visiting Athens City Hall as part of their bucket list. Dodger is in his second battle with cancer but that didn't stop him from pretending to be mayor today at Athens City Hall.

Karen and John Griffith, who live in East Limestone, saw Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks at a recent event and asked if they could bring their two dogs to City Hall to meet him because the trip was on the dogs’ bucket list. Today (June 8) Dodger and Cocoa toured City Hall, had their picture made with the mayor, and pretended to be top dogs for the day.

Karen says that Dodger currently has cancer and diabetes with treatment no longer being an option. Cocoa also has health issues herself.The couple took the dogs recently to the beach as part of their bucket list. The next item on their list is getting ice cream at Kreme Delite in Downtown Athens.

“These are the fun days at City Hall, when we can share in the joy of children and pets being excited about visiting us,” Marks said.

Cocoa, Dodger, their owners and Mayor Marks

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