Oct 31, 2008 - Dec 31, 2016
|Boca joined our pack and learned to behave like a gentleman. He became a mentor to many rescued dogs who were also labeled as aggressive. We adopted Boca as a permanent pack member.|
|Matriarch "Cierra" and Patriarch "Boca".|
|Despite being blind, Boca had a strong personality and was seemingly fearless. Boca loved to hike.|
|Hera came to us to be rehabilitated for severe fear issues, however, she became a permanent pack member. Boca and Hera (aka: Papa Bear and Baby Bear) were best of friends, they relied on one another.|
|Hera, Ginger and Boca. |
Boca became sick. He rapidly lost weight, I was feeding him more than double what he used to eat. His 105 pound body stabilized at 88 pounds.
|A variety of tests from his vet ruled out a lot of things, but never what the root of the problem was. His vitamin B12 levels were low and I began injections at home, along with a few supplements and probiotics.|
|Boca bear didn't feel well and stopped eating. He, and the pack, had given me many hints that I had a very difficult decision to make about the quality of his life.|
|Snuggling with his blanket.|
|Boca, I love you so.|
|An afternoon in our happy place, at Madera Canyon.|
|"With blind eyes, I see how much you love me." -Boca|
|Good night, Boca bear.|
Wherever you are, I hope that your sight is restored along with the tips of your ears and that your heart is filled with love as big as your bear paws. I miss you greatly.