Boz the Dog
The day an odd character, with melting brown eyes, enters Maria's life.
"Boz bounced into my life many years ago - a Jack Russell, from working parents. An odd character with melting brown eyes and a wrinkled worried expression. He soon got his fat little paws under the kitchen table.
At 12 weeks, disaster, he got Parvo virus. It was serious. The vet gave us little hope that he would survive. Family rallied, giving huge dollops of tender loving care with round the clock nursing.
He beat all odds. He survived.
The vet said it was the breed - 'a fighter with a tenacity for life' she called him.
All dogs are special but Boz left a huge paw print on my life. He became a protector to my children, always at their side whether they wanted him or not. Always in the thick of the family.
Boz became widely known - a regular at the Rugby Club! With enthusiasm he joined in sponsored walks for charity.
He loved visiting family by himself, travelled using crossings safely.
Then lovely Lily came along. Despite his arthritic hips, Boz - a sprightly 20 year old - managed to sire three adorable pups including son of Boz, our Dylan.
Sadly after 24 years as a faithful companion Boz died, the vet said he was the oldest Jack Russell that she'd ever seen.
I treasure my fond memories and feel that somehow Boz lives on through Dylan."