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Boone’s adventures

Jenny and Boone are like peas and carrots

May 27th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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Boone is a 12 year old lab mix.  He is very large and tall and people always ask what breed he is.   We say he is part fast dog, part naughty dog, part funny dog.  I got Boone as a 2-3 month old puppy from the humane society.  He was part of a large litter that was placed at a farm with a lovely foster family.  Boone was the runt and was hiding in the middle of a shrub while his sisters pulled on his ears when I first arrived.  I chose him immediately!  As the youngest of 7 children, I understood how he felt, just wanting his sisters to leave him alone.  I left with Boone on my lap as we drove to his new home.  I had no idea what I was in for!

For the next 12 years, Boone was my partner in crime.  We travelled the country wherever my career took us, always excited for our next adventure.  Chicago, DC, Richmond, Madison, San Diego, Tampa, and others.  We loved finding the local swimming holes and dog parks.

Boone is the perfect combination of bossy, funny, baby, and guardian.  He is 95 lbs and not overweight.  He is very tall and can be intimidating to some.  He guards our home, the sidewalk, his food, his toys, everyone else’s toys, and me.  He loves his aunts and uncles and has a very special place in his heart for his gramma.  To wake me up, Boone pokes me with his nose over and over, like a pecking chicken.  When he is hungry, he throws his empty bowl across the room. He picks up his bowl of food and will walk around the house choosing his spot to eat.  Sometimes its the living room, sometimes my bedroom.   If his water bowl is empty, he flips it in the air.  He will let you pet him for a minute or two, but then he walks away.  He is not an overly snuggly dog, but he wants to be in the same room as me at all times.  He does not lick people. If younask him for a kiss, he will bump noses with you once and thats it.  He will not lie on the floor, but prefers the furniture, even though I have told him thousands of times not to.  He growls and snaps at other dogs, except for the ones in our family, with no regard to how embarrassing it is to me.  If there is a mud puddle, he wants in!  The dirtier the better.  If we pass a fountain, he climbs in.  All water is for dogs in Boone’s world.  He will climb into bed with anyone and is certain he is invited.  He does what he wants- just like his mom.

I never knew I was capable of so much love.  Boone has made my life so happy.


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