We recently lost a very dear BRQ boxer, Earl, loved by Kim and Brian. RIP Earl - you were one funny guy :0) Here is a little note that his mom Kim wrote about him:
Earl came to us as a foster with BRQ. The moment I walked through my door with him, he tried to chomp on one of my cats running by the door. I said uh oh, this is gonna be fun! We had a 14 y/o boxer mix, Roxy and a 5 y/o great dane, Moose at the time. Just a few hours after arriving home with him we had to rush Roxy to the vet. She became very ill extremely quick and we had to let her cross the rainbow bridge. Before she closed her eyes to sleep, it was like her eyes told me it was ok to have Earl take her physical place. Shortly after he came to us we learned he had a disease called Megaesophogus. After reading a little about it we decided he was meant to be with us, so we decided to adopt him. Although he was 9-10 y/o, he was the feistiest senior we had ever met! He did not mess around when it came to play time. He broke countless dishes, he bent pots and pans, cupboards, garbage bags...and not to mention the cuts he gave to brian from rough play! but we would take one look at him, and those big brown eyes and that little stump tail would wag and he sucked us right in and forgot about all the damage he just caused. As tough as he was he gave the sweetest kisses and was such a good cuddler! All the dogs he beat up and all the places we had to avoid with him, it made us love his cranky butt even more. It was not easy having a mega-e dog. A lot of work, sleepless nights, TONS of drool and plenty of vomit piles to clean up. However with all that work, Brian and I would do it all again. We grew to love him so much in the short year and a half we had him and we have such a big hole in our heart for him. The only peace of mind we get with him gone is knowing he isn't suffering anymore and he can eat and drink all he wants now! I love and miss this beautiful boxer so much and I so hope he's romping in the grass and eating all the chicken he wants!