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Remembering Boomer

Published on April 18, 2012 under Rainbow Bridge

Boomer was found as a stray – left in the night box at the shelter at 8 years old.  He ended up in the Camarillo shelter which is where SCBR got him.  When he came into rescue, his paws were a mess, but we thought we could fix it.  Sadly, we discovered he had grade 3 mast cell cancer and there was nothing to be done.  Our brave volunteer Tami made the decision to let him live a happy life with her until the day came that she needed to help him cross the bridge.  Each day, Tami and her family showed Boomer unconditional love and cared for him by changing his bandages and making him as comfortable as possible.

The following is a message from Tami:

“My sweet Boom Boom Bear went to Rainbow Bridge tonight.  He fought long and hard and was stoic through it all, but his feet were becoming far more sore, to the point where he wasn’t walking much, and when he did, he’d shake his little paws because they hurt so bad.  I spent time today telling him how much I love him, and that I will miss him as I changed his bandage.  I laid down next to him, and he gave me the sweetest licks all over my face, as if to tell me it was going to be okay.  When I started sobbing, he looked away, as if to say, I’m not going to watch you cry.  When I stopped, he again licked my face. 
So, Demi (Tami’s daughter) and I fed him a double cheeseburger and some chicken nuggets, and I held him close and tight and peppered his handsome face with kisses and told him I love him as he crossed.  I came home and put his bed in the washer right away, as I can’t stand the thought of it sitting there in “his spot” empty.
Words cannot express how deeply I hurt right now, but I am glad he is at peace.
Boom Boom Bear, you will always have a piece of my heart with you, and I will NEVER EVER forget you!  You taught me so much about unconditional love and bravery.  Hugs and kisses, baby boy.”  – Tami

RIP Sweet Boomer.

Boomer happy in his foster home.

Boomer & his foster mom, Tami