Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mom Learned a New Word

Me at 2 months/
We've shared this Dean Koontz quote before, but it is good and true and deserves to be repeated.

"Golden retrievers are not bred to be guard dogs, and considering the size of their hearts and their irrepressible joy in life, they are less likely to bite than to bark, less likely to bark than to lick a hand in greeting. In spite of their size, they think they are lap dogs, and in spite of being dogs, they think they are also human, and nearly every human they meet is judged to have the potential to be a boon companion who might, at many moment, cry, "Let's go!" and lead them on a great adventure."

Most recently when Mom re-read this statement, a new word popped out. 


Hey, that's what she calls me!

Mom looked it up right away.


1. something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit

Me at 4 months.

I might have been born and raised in the "Boondocks", but I am a "boon" for sure. 

Mom says not only am I a huge blessing, but everyday I give her something to be thankful for.

Me at 6 months.

And that's what it's all about.



  1. I'm thankful for everyone of my pets and my family!!! I love ya'll forever and always!!!

  2. Hi Boon, what a great name!! Pleased to meet you and look forward to following your adventures! Dex and Louis xxx

  3. I love this post and it's a good reminder and a perfect, perfect name!!

    By the way, I say the only way our pups are ever going to hurt anyone is if they fall over one of them! :-)

  4. Hey Boon!
    Wow, my mom reads that guy too! Love that quote and you are definitely named just right!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  5. What a wonderful new word for Mom - so all along you have been a blessing, she just didn't know it:) BOL.

    We love your name, Boondocks, and now we love it even more.

  6. PERFECT new word fur your mom. I think she needs to put it up in the Cold Box with a magnet!!
    It certainly does fit you!!!

  7. Perfect name for a nearly perfect dog. (Well, nobody's perfect, perfect)


  8. I agree. You are all special! I am sure your mom knew that before the "look up". But I am glad she was reminded. We are at a really tough age.

    Puppy Kisses,