My New Writing Partner…

About six months ago, our pup Gumper unexpectedly died. He was young…just 1 1/2 years old. It was one of those things that you can’t explain. And it was heartbreaking.

After that, we took a doggie break. Spent a lot of time talking with our five-year-old about death and the cycle of life (during which time she switched from unintentionally referring to all graveyards as “junk yards”). 🙂

Then, missing that dog energy from our home, I started stalking dog rescue groups online…looking for the right dog to follow in Gumper’s fine paw-steps.

Two weeks ago, we brought this guy home. 1/2 St. Bernard. 1/2 Great Pyrenees. About two years old. A rescue from Tennessee.

He’s a lovebug. And my daughter named him…BOINGA!

Here’s a good shot of Boinga getting ready to go to the bus stop with us in the morning. (Tully’s bus driver brings him biscuits…oh, this boy is spoiled.)

And, he’s a great writing partner. (Good thing, ’cause I’ve got a hell of a lot of writing to get done.)

Tully & Boinga 3

4 Responses to My New Writing Partner…

  1. Kristin, first: I’m so so sorry about Gumper – poor him, poor all of you 🙁 Losing a dog is heartbreaking (we had to put Holly down around the same time). Second, welcome to Boinga! What a sweetie, I can tell, and he will feel wonderful laying on your feet as you write through the winter!

  2. Congratulations and what a SUPER name! So proud that you went with the big dog variety! Boinga and Seamus would get along famously. Does he have to get very close to you (sit-on-your-feet close) when you are working in the kitchen?