Bringing home Boomer: A new golden retriever, a new friend for life

posted on: Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Five days ago we welcomed a new addition to the Fashion Foie Gras family, Boomer the Golden Retriever. Many of you may remember the sad day back in January when we had to say goodbye to Bodey Dog. There was a sadness in me like I have never felt before. But then again, he was a dog like no other. When we decided to put him down, I was sure there would never be another. I was confident that there would be a hole in my heart forever and that was that. We had adopted Bodey as a puppy from a breeder up north in New Hampshire. Named Profile Goldens, the breeders gave us the most beautiful and gentle golden retriever we had ever owned. So when my mother told me there was another litter being born this spring, full of pups that would all be cousins of Bodey, we both knew what had to be done. It was time to try again. 

So I flew home from the UK to accompany her on the journey north to pick up the newest member of our family. Sadly, Boomer is to be a stateside member of the FFG team, but he is a member nonetheless. 

On Friday morning we arrived at Profile Goldens and found ourselves greeted by six beautiful full grown golden retrievers. The two lovely ladies that are responsible for Profile Goldens live with 11 of these gorgeous creatures. I am green with envy at the thought.


Of course I had to get right down on the floor with the golden family. I got to meet Boomer's mom and dad and I think they liked me - see pic below!


If I wasn't spending time with just one, I had four or five hovering waiting to get in on the petting action. Then the room was cleared and out came baby Boomer. 


It was love at first sight...


We took the little guy home to my grandparent's lodge on the lake in New Hampshire and let him have his first taste of the great outdoors with a new family. He took to the new surroundings like a fish to water and quickly wore himself right out!


It wasn't long before it was time to fly home to South Carolina. Little Boomer was just about the bravest guy I could imagine. It didn't hurt that every single person at check-in, security and the gate, wanted to give Boomer a cuddle. I couldn't blame them. He is just one big giant ball of fur at the moment. After checking in, Boomer even got a special canine pass for the plane. I tried to explain it isn't everyday a puppy gets to fly first class, but I think it went right over his head. He knew he was hot stuff from all the attention he was getting. Oh, and ladies.... the amount of good looking men that approach you while carrying a retriever puppy is damn near insane. Just dropping that one in there!


It's been five days now that we've had Boomer in South Carolina and I can say we are all officially exhausted. This is truly like having a baby. He needs to go outside ever 90 minutes, around the clock. When he's not sleeping he's trying to slink off without you seeing to cause some sort of trouble. And when he's not doing that, he's using your arm as a chew toy. We're trying to teach him the lay of the land, what's right and what's wrong. But most of the time we find ourselves just sitting back and cooing at the beautiful little guy. This is our new family member. While he'll never replace Bodey, we see exactly how they're related and we know that over time he will at least help to mend the open space in our hearts. 

Now, if you'd like to see more, let me know in the comment box below. I don't want to bore you all with puppy news when I know I'm supposed to be sticking the fashion and luxury facts here. However, this guy's just about as luxury as it gets when it comes to puppies. Anywho... COMMENT below and let me know if you're happy for me to continue and I'll do a weekly update of puppy pictures.

In the meantime, feel free to follow Boomer on his instagram page. Oh yes, you had to know that was coming!