A photojournal of wildlife, wild flowers and forest life in a small section of Northern Ontario, Canada.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Boomer of the Vermilon River-Post to Pet Pride.
Boom was a rescue dog. He had been bought by a couple who divorced and gave him to their parents who chained him out back. He was picked up by the SPCA,where the breeder reclaimed him. She could not put him back in the kennel because he would have had to fight his way through the pack to earn a spot. A responsible breeder she had other dogs like him, and kept them to-gether. I had lost a dog and she wanted to give me one, and I ended up with Boom. He was about 14 months old. Shortly after I had a terrible accident and broke my hip, shoulder, and almost my jaw. In short Boom's lifestyle was in danger again.A friend took him and trained him to the haltie leash which Boomer took to, and Boomer began to work with me after a brief discussion he and I had. In short Boomer learned to walk according to my needs and to this day, if he spots wheelchairs or canes he becomes incrediblely gentle. Now we're both retired and he loves it.
So if you can get one read up on them to see if they fit your lifestyle and you theirs.
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What an amazing and beautiful dog!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful dog and a very special story. The two of you must be very close.ReplyDelete
Thanks Julian. Boom is the first dog that I'm around all the time because I'm retired and it's really different from squeezing a little time in. Boom & Gary.ReplyDelete
To Paw Relations:His personality matches his looks. Thanks for the visit.ReplyDelete
A paean to Boomer! What a touching portrait of Boomer, and he is so handsome, too!ReplyDelete
questo cane è magnifico ed ha uno sguardo molto dolce e pensieroso !
Grazie della visita :)
Hi Hilke: To the breed and Boomer. They're not known for walking etc. but they want to work and help so you can get them to do anything within reason I think. Boom & Gary.ReplyDelete
To Rosadimaggio63: Thanks for the visit and kind comments. Gary & Boom.ReplyDelete
Boom is beautiful! And we can see the gentleness in his eyes!ReplyDelete
To The Chair: Compliments for Boom all the way from Malaysia. Thank you and look after those cats. Boom & Gary.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful dog and such a great story. I saw two of these dogs chained up outside a supermarket the other day patiently waiting for their owner, they were gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Beautiful dog and a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing, I know you must be so close!ReplyDelete
To Barb:The transcontental train passes through here and Boom literally pulls people off the train, especially Europeans. A women from the UK told me that she had seen Malamutes at the dog show in Charring Cross. They have made a comeback all over the world as have other husky breeds. I heard an Inuit elder on a radio show recently say that one of their mistakes was taking on the snowmobile and getting rid of the dogs because they lost touch with the land. Susan Conant in her WHODUNITS features Rory and a female,both malamutes, in her novels.Another great true story is Oskar a greenlander husky of the Antartic Australian expeditions ( no sad endings). Thanks for the visit Boom & Gary.ReplyDelete
To Sylvia: We are close as he's a great companion. Thanks for the visit. Boom & Gary.ReplyDelete
hey guys!! so good to cya!!ReplyDelete
What a handsome companion. Thanks for sharing the story Gary.ReplyDelete
To Magiceye: Thanks for the visit. And hello to Bozo. From Boom & Gary.ReplyDelete
To Early Birder: Thanks for the kind words and visit. Boom & Gary.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the books info, will go check them out.ReplyDelete
To Barbara: You're welcome.ReplyDelete
The thought of you and Boom out there on your photographic forays into Northern Ontario is heart warming! I join you in honoring your wonderful dogs contribution to your life and your great photoblog!
Not today, it isn't at all heart warming we just returned from a short walk in the blizzard we're having. 10-20 cm of snow, storm warning, wind chill temp -25C (about -10F). No birds or animals all just hiding out until its over. Exactly what we're going to do. Boom & Gary.ReplyDelete
Gary, Boomer is one handsome dog, and the best companion anyone could have.ReplyDelete
A lovely story.
Thanks Keith. Boom & I appreciate your visit and kind words.ReplyDelete
Beautiful dog and beautiful story, the human animal bond is special.ReplyDelete
Rescue dogs are the best! Glad to hear the two of you enjoy each others company, dogs are the best gift one and give oneself.ReplyDelete
Some nice shots, I enjoyed going through your blog. I rescued some pups that were from a malamut male and full size poodle female, and the poodle owner was going to destroy. The one male had wavy hair, and looked like his dad. The 4 females had black straight hair and appeared almost like a sheep dog. I found homes for all, but had the male the longest, and he could get in trouble easy.ReplyDelete
I loved Boomer at first sight and just knew there was a great story behind your relationship. Thanks for sharing it. Hugs to you both!:)ReplyDelete
Hi Jean: Consider the hugs sent.ReplyDelete
Out On The Praire: Thanks for the visit and rescueing the Malamutes. Boom & Gary.ReplyDelete
Hi Trish: Thanks for the visit and sentiment.ReplyDelete
To IGW. Thanks again for the visit and great comments.ReplyDelete
Just beautiful! The expression in his eyes is so kindly and it's so good the two of you can spend each day together.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jabblog. Boom is a pretty laid back guy and includes in his pack small dogs and of all things cats, and he will look after them.ReplyDelete
Like Jean..... after reading along for awhile....I knew there had to be a story behind Boomer...... and you......... how wonderful it is....ReplyDelete
Had to search your blog for Boomer's story. how wonderful that you found each other! He is a beautiful dog!ReplyDelete