By now, you probably know how much I adore my dog, Boomer.
I have three.
I love them.
Boomer is my absolute favorite dog, which is one of the reasons I’ve always been super protective of them.
I think of him as a family.
And I love the fact that we’ve all been in the same situation, but with two different dogs, we’ve had our ups and downs.
For my wife and I, it was tough.
The first couple of years, I struggled with our dog, especially with him being a big, stubborn, stubborn dog.
When he was young, I didn’t know what I was doing, and I was just terrified.
But he had an amazing personality and had this little voice in his head, and he just knew when to get up and go play with the toys.
He was a really good, great little dog, but he was just so different.
And then, a few years ago, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called a rare malignancy.
It’s the cancer of the thyroid.
I had surgery to remove the thyroid from my spine, and it was painful, and then I had two rounds of chemotherapy, and now, my life is completely different.
I’m just so happy that he’s going to live out his last days in a little bit of a comfortable place.
He’s going in the hospital, and we’re all going to see him.
He will be here with me in the end, because he’s a very special dog, and the way he interacts with other people, he will be able to make friends and bond with people and he will enjoy his life in this hospital.
I really feel lucky to have been able to see Boomer in this way.
I don’t think I’d have the time to spend with him every day, and maybe I wouldn’t be able have a nice family life if he wasn’t around.
It was just a little extra burden.
So, I’m so grateful to have Boomer as my family, and so, as a pet owner, I love being able to show him how I would do things in a different way.
When we were driving on our way home from New Jersey, I had to take him for a walk.
I was really excited to see how he would react to the unfamiliar environment of a New Jersey highway.
He just kind of looked at me, and was like, “Hey, you’re really cute.”
I was so nervous, but then he walked away and we just kind in the backseat, and my heart started racing.
The next day, we were out of town for a family reunion.
I went to a friend’s house and he told me about a new book I’d heard about that was about a family’s experience of driving a car while their pet is sick.
And Boomer’s in the family, so he’s just a big part of my family and it felt like the right thing to do, and in the beginning, I thought, “This is the perfect time for a little photo shoot.”
I love taking my dog on the highway and putting him in the middle of the action, because there are no distractions.
It makes it so much more fun.
But then we started to drive and he started to walk, and this is when I was like: “No, he’s not going to get away from me!”
So we ended up taking him to the vet.
And the vet was super impressed by Boomer, and they had him taken out of the hospital.
He had a bone marrow transplant.
So he had the chance to make a life-long friend in the vet, and that’s something that’s so rare for pet owners.
I just wanted to get this photo shoot as much as I could, and, for Boomer and his family, it’s a dream come true.
You can check out more of my trip to the Big Apple on my Facebook page.