Boomhauer AKA Boom, Boomy, Bubba, my handsome boy…you get the picture I think.
Boomhauer is my twelve year old black lab that I absolutely adore.
He is such a huge part of my life and I know it’s selfish but I honestly wish he could live forever.
Boom came into my life when he was around seven years old. At that point in his life he weighed a lot more and was a lot less gray. I think the gray looks good on him though, he looks distinguished!
He enjoys playing with his ball and being outside soaking in the sun. The summer months are great because he comes outside with us while we work in the garage and he lays out in the yard chewing on sticks under the tree. We currently do not have a fenced in yard but Boom is very well trained and doesn’t go far. He knows his limits and tends to stay close. Personally I think he knows he is spoiled and doesn’t want to stray away from dinner.
The winter months are the best months when it comes to sleeping in bed with Boom. He loves to cuddle right next to us and keep us (and him) warm. When it snows he enjoys diving into it and rolling around. He pretty much lives the life that most humans would want!
I know many people don’t understand my obsession with my dog, many will say “it’s just a dog” and in those rare occasions that someone does say that to me my respond is always “and you’re just an idiot”
Boom has been there for me when I’ve cried, laugh till my belly hurts, when I’m sick, and when I need someone to talk to. I could only hope that everyone could get a chance to experience the love between a dog and their human.
Remember a dog is just with you a part of your life but to them you are their whole life.