Boom Boom ... Love / by Lisa Tossey

  That face... 

That face... 

Meet Boomer. This is the face I find on my lap after sitting at  the computer too long.

We found him last fall and he wriggled into our family and hearts almost immediately. We have two older rescue pups, who were 12 and 13 at the time, and we decided we should bring in a "transition' dog, since they are slowing down and it is going to be terribly hard on all of us when we have to say goodbye.

At 70 energetic pounds of tail-wagging, sloppy kissing fun, Boomer was a bit more than we were looking for. We wanted an adult dog, and had envisioned one who was a bit more chill, but when we arrived at Response-a-Bull Rescue near Newark, Del., he chose us. No regrets.

He's probably around 3-years-old, and hasn't had the best life -- he was picked up off the street at half his current healthy weight, and faced tough odds as a sick, malnourished, intact, large, black, bully breed. But he was one of the lucky ones.

Some very lovely people saw the happy-go-lucky personality under the skinny, sad exterior and worked hard to keep him safe and get him healthy. We can't thank them enough. His cuddles, antics, and energy make each day a little brighter.

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