In Memory - Boomer

Boomer “Freeway” Sooner passed away peacefully on July 8, 2009. He was about 12 years old. Not much is known (by this author) about the first 8 years of his life. He was apparently a stud dog and then was abandoned at the Humane Society. While working as a volunteer there, Steph first met him, and eventually took him home.

He loved being in his doghouse, to the point where he almost needed to be dragged out of it on hot days. Never the most friendly-acting dog to house visitors, he had a few issues from things his first owner must have done. Although he would growl, he never came close to biting anyone, or harming anything, except for some unfortunate rabbits that were born behind his doghouse.

Shortly after we got him, he escaped from the yard in the middle of the night. After being unable to locate him, we went back home waiting for a call. The call came from a highway patrolman, who told us he was running around on the shoulder of 35W, near the 82nd street exit. He arrived sitting in the back seat like a prisoner. Several years later, while Bob was at church, he escaped the yard again, unnoticed until someone called telling us that they found him near the 98th street exit of 35W.

Being older and not real playful, the most amusement we got was from watching him sleep. He was a twitcher, big time, almost like he was having a seizure. He is probably survived by countless children and grandchildren. He will be missed.