Mr. Molson: Red Lion family makes most of dog's last days

Jason Addy

Over the past dozen years, Red Lion resident Tim Griffin's "first kid” Mr. Molson has been by his side whenever possible, whether going on walks through the woods or tagging along to the classes Griffin teaches as training director at the York Electricians Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee in East Manchester Township.

Tim Griffin gets a hug from his son, Elliot, and his dog, Mr. Molson, as his daughter, Chloe, looks on after Molson's wedding ceremony. Griffin and his children are embarking on dozens of adventures as they work through Molson's bucket list.

Griffin said Molson “made growing up a little bit easier” for his children, Chloe, 10, and Elliot, 8. Molson always wanted to wrestle and play with them, Griffin said, and the children looked to him for a sense of security when going on walks and staying home alone.

After finding out in March that his 12-year-old golden retriever’s days were numbered, Griffin set out to show Molson just how much he meant to the family.

Read about Mr. Molson's bucket list and see a photo gallery of his exploits here.