Sibley - Boomer - White Lake, MI
Boomer CCG, TDI
Berner Garde # 64805 DOB 11-1-02 Age: 8
Boomer is a re-home from Bruce and Linda Whiteside ( www.michigan berneserescue.com )
Boomer was 4 years old and was on his third home when we met him. Things weren’t looking good for the big beautiful boy with many “quirks” about him. I had talked to Bruce several times about adopting him, before we finally said yes. Boomer was a handful, but with hard work, training and behavior modification, he turned out to be a lovable, sweet boy.
His passion is hanging out with my husband Bob. Matters not what he will be doing, as long as he can be with him. He hangs out for hours in the garage while Bob works on his classic cars, lays next to him while watching TV, sleeps next to his side of the bed, but his favorite thing to do is taking rides in the old classic cars.
Boomer received his Therapy Dog International certificate last year after passing the temperament testing. His favorite therapy is hanging out at the car shows, letting adults pet him and children hug him. One of my favorite memories of all time took place at a classic car show event at the local VFW. A disabled veteran in a wheelchair and his caregiver pushing him came over to Boomer and I as Boomer was handing out pets. As the chair approached us, I moved Boomer closer to accept a pet. I had no idea that the man had no use of his arms, but Boomer sensed it immediately, he didn’t wait for the usual hand pat on the head, this time he moved very close to the man and laid his head on the mans lap. The veteran and his caregiver both had huge smiles on their faces as Boomer seized the moment and enjoyed bringing happiness to everyone. It was at that moment that I knew Boomer’s purpose in life.
Boomer joined out home as our third Berner, and even though he is the oldest of the three, he still does a great puppy impersonation. At 125 pounds, his puppy acts of affection are sometimes challenging for the faint of heart, but to know him is to love him.
Kathy and Bob Sibley
White Lake, MI