Boomer


Great Dane
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Age: 8 Years   Sex: Male

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Nicknames:
Boo, BooBear, BooBoo

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
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Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
January 9th 2006

Likes:
He loves to play tug of war and to chase his ball

Pet-Peeves:
He doesn't like when you come home and pet Otto first!

Favorite Toy:
His big blue bone that Nicole bought him

Favorite Food:
He doesn't eat much table food, but he pretty much loves everything

Favorite Walk:
Forest Park

Best Tricks:
Boo loves to beg...

Arrival Story:
We had previously owned a fabulous Great Dane named Rebel. He was the best dog we could have asked for. When he died in 2005, we were all devastated. We swore we would never put ourselves through that again, but once you've owned a Dane, you know that all the heartache of losing them pales in comparison to the incredible joy of loving them. So, I began my search for a new Dane to love and found my way to Lynn in upstate New York. She had eight other dogs, mostly Danes, and was (is) a wonderful woman that has dedicated her life to loving and caring for these magnificent animals. I contacted her, we drove upstate, picked up Boo, and the rest is history. He has had his moments (liked to eat furniture), but he is the apple of his mama's eye. He is my angel here on earth. He is always there to greet me with a wagging tail, wet kisses and a handshake every time I return home. I adore him! ;0)

Bio:
Boo may be a giant, but his dachshund friend Otto truly rules the roost.

Forums Motto:
Momma's baby boy

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 18th 2009 More than 5 years!

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Dogster Id:
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Boo has Wobblers.... :`(


No miracle this time

July 25th 2009 8:31 am
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Well, we went to the neurosurgeon yesterday, and the news wasn't good. They said that merely attempting an MRI could exacerbate his condition, so why would I agree to it? I came home, crying all the way. I spoke to Boo's regular vet and he feels the best thing to do is to keep him on pain meds as long as he remains comfortable. Once I see that he is struggling or suffering, then I 'd need to make the decision to put him down. I am still looking into holistic healing - I don't think it can hurt and am desperate for anything that can help.

I've had another great dane that lived to be almost 9, which is pretty good for a dane. But Boo is only 3. Now I know why they call them the heartbreak breed...It's never easy to let go, but at this age it just seems cruel.

For now, I just plan on loving him even more than I already have - which I didn't think was possible. I went out and bought him so many new toys & bones, but he doesn't seem interested...

I don't know if I'll ever understand why this happened....

 

Some days feel like years..

July 22nd 2009 7:40 pm
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Ok, so I just sat here and poured my heart out, only to have a "bug" in the system not save my entry. Perhaps that's a sign that I shouldn't be dumping this stuff on everyone else....

A condensed version is that a new vet isn't convinced that Boo has wobblers - but he is convinced it's neurologic in nature. So, Friday morning Boomer is going to see a neurologist on Long Island. I wish they could have seen him sooner b/c I think he is really suffering. He just lies around and does nothing day and night - but he looks so scared and it's killing me. He's barely eating - so tonight I made him some chicken & he liked that...

I ask you all to please, pretty please, send us all of your best prayers on Friday morning so that my beautiful baby boy will be diagnosed, treated, and back on the road to a healthy life. I don't know what I'll do if the news is bad....

 

Devastation has set in

July 18th 2009 2:48 pm
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Boo started yelping at random times this week. I had no idea what was wrong, but as quickly as it came, it left, so I thought he must have pulled a muscle or something. After a couple of days, I knew this was different and got him to the vet immediately. It never occurred to me it could be serious. I knew the minute I saw the vet's face that it wasn't good. Boo has wobblers...

It has been three days since diagnosis and I have lived on the internet, trying to find a source of help or comfort - there isn't much out there. I think my best hope is with this gold bead implants, but I can't find a vet familiar with the treatment. Last night he was in so much pain & I went to comfort him - the poor baby was scared out of his wits and bit me. Now we're both in pain...

He is on steroids & pain killers now, but I know that's just a patch that is going to be very short lived. If anyone reads this and knows of a place where I can find help for my baby, please let me know. Please....

 
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