Boulder Chocolate Labrador Retriever Male 11 Years Old BLRR # 2691
Boulder has celebrated his 11th birthday. He is the perfect gentleman and knows all his manners. He has never had an accident in the house and he has always had free roam. When Boulder came to Brookline, he was overweight and couldn’t walk at the shelter. Since moving into his foster home and starting doggie bootcamp, Boulder has lost a good bit of weight. He was 119lbs when he first arrived, now he is 90-95lbs. Read about Boulder from the bottom up to see what has been going on in his life and how far he has come. He wants to be the perfect dog for you!
February 16, 2020
January 24, 2020
The Many Faces of Boulder!
January 14, 2020
Boulder is sleeping off this confusing weather!! Last weekend, while it was summer LOL we took walks and tried to spend as much time outside as we could. Now that it’s dark and cold, Boulder is very content to snuggle in on his bed. He does like to be wrapped in his special blankie. So he’s just been sleeping in between attention from the workers. They are so good to pay attention to him. Boulder will see them walk past and bark at them to come say hi. They are always happy to rub his ears or belly for a few minutes. They really spoil him!! He has them figured out!!
Until the weather changes again,
stay warm 🙂
January 6, 2020
This is Boulder’s “Monday after vacation face”. Everyone is back to their norm, except Boulder. The usual work crew, the tile guy and the cabinet makers are all here -and they are all men. Boulder is furious with me because he is blocked off from them. He would really like to be out there with the guys, supervising. He doesn’t understand that he will be in the way. This is just too much commotion! So he is sitting here watching every cabinet piece come in and crying because he can’t be part of it. He’s so tired but won’t turn his head from the action. Soon it will be lunch time and the guys will let him sit with them as they always do.
Oh wait. Scratch that update, he’s tucked his face in which means he is ready to sleep!
December 25, 2019
Boulder had a great Christmas. He started the day early which is odd for him. He usually sleeps in but today he was so excited to start the day, like he knew it was a special day. He was finally able to take his new blankie from under the tree and keep it! We’ve been making him wait for Christmas every time he’s taken it!! So he was happy to finally have his blankie.
We ordered a collar with his name and he got a new bone. An instagram friend had sent three packages of toys for Boulder and our boys but Boulder hoarded all the toys!! So we’ve decided, they will all be his toys until he’s ready to share.
It’s been a long, exciting day and now he’s snuggled in his blankie with his baby monkey. I hope everyone has had a day as wonderful as Boulder has!!
December 18, 2019
Hello from the middle of construction chaos. My foster home is still buzzing with excitement over here. Every day my favorite guys come and I like being with them. Mommy let’s me have my bed where my guys are working because it makes me so happy. My foster mom thinks I’m a mans dog. I love my big foster family but I would trade all of them for a man with time on his hands. Or a man that wants a “shop dog”. I love all people but I really roll over when a man is petting me. Today I had a visit with my family care doctor and she thought the vet tech was going to bring me home. I would have been happy to go with him but he has a flight of stairs in and out of his apartment.
My legs are strong but not good enough for a full flight of stairs. I can do a few in and out of the house but no more than that. So Matt, the vet tech left me here. We had really great cuddles while he was here. After they left, I went right back to see my construction crew. They were having lunch so I sat with them. They never share their food with me so I have to wait for them to get off those coolers so I can try to get some food!
This is us having lunch and laughing at my foster mom for *always* taking my picture.
Dr. Joyce said I look really good. She is still blown away by my progress since I arrived at my foster home. She raves about my beautiful coat (which was not beautiful on arrival), she raves about how happy I am, and she said while my legs aren’t perfect, I’m doing really well. I went out to greet her and welcome her into the house. We had a very nice visit.
Today has been a pretty typical day in my foster home and I just go with the flow.
Over on the other side of the house, it’s pretty quiet. I do take naps when I’m not working with the boys.
I’m pretty tired from my doctors visit, working with the guys and welcoming all four kids home from school so that is all for now. It’s a good time for a nap.
October 22, 2019
It’s time. It’s well past that time. We love him so much and it would be so easy to say he needs us. But Boulder just loves people. And every person he has met at our home, he’d be happy to follow. He’s just that easy. And I know there’s a family out there that has been waiting for the perfect companion.
I don’t know his story. I don’t know his past. He was overweight and couldn’t walk at the shelter.
He immediately started a boot camp life. He had to walk several times a day and agree to a strict diet. Many times at 4:40ish he would start yelling for his supper. After a few days of shrinking his intake, his body adjusted and the complaining stopped. He now goes with the follow of our crazy routine. He loves to walk and will pull me each time to walk farther and farther. He’s very happy to walk, explore and socialize. Anyone that stops is a friend! To see the way this dog was at the shelter vs today is astonishing.
Boulder has lost a good bit of weight. He was 119 when he was seized. He is now close to 100…it’s been over a week since he’s seen the vet so I don’t have an accurate weight. In the beginning life had to come to him. Now he follows us everywhere and moves around the house for whatever he wants. There is nothing holding him back now.On day one I would have told you he should be an only dog. But with space, time, patience, love and understanding, he LOVES being part of a pack. He loves to play, tug, follow and sleep with our dogs. Our dogs gave him the space to adjust and know he was safe and loved.
Boulder is NOT a morning person. He really likes to sleep in until about 10am. Anything before that and he puts his paw up over his eyes and ignores our early morning shenanigans.
You can put a leash on him but he is a boulder and won’t move. You can put food in front of him and he will refuse it. The boy just likes his morning rest. He is not meant for the early birds. Like any day of the week. No thank you.
Boulder would make a great addition to any home! He does have some medical needs which are quite simple, pain meds for his joints and a pill for his thyroid. I just picked up his meds from Wegman’s (prescribed by the vet, called into a regular pharmacy) and the cost was $40 for a two week supply. Anyone interested in adopting Boulder should know that he comes with that need. We did a two week supply because the vet wanted to check his levels which all came back perfect. So now we will refill his meds on a monthly basis. He is currently eating a Science Diet formula for weight loss but will be just fine on any food as long as it’s the appropriate amount, twice a day. We have not been giving treats/snacks. I think once he’s at a healthy weight and maintaining, he would be very happy to have that added into his life!!
Boulder just celebrated his 11th birthday. He is the perfect gentleman and knows all his manners. He has never had an accident in the house and he has always had free roam. He is the perfect dog ??
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