Bocker’s Spirit and Legacy of Spreading Love Live On
Susie enjoying one of Bocker Angel’s legendary kisses.
At Talent Hounds, our mission is to inspire, educate, entertain and connect dog lovers. We explore how dogs enrich our lives and how to bring out the best in them. One of the most enriching things that has come out of making the Talent Hounds Documentary TV series and starting this blog is that we have connected with some amazing friends. We first met Bocker Labradoodle and Marie online five years ago as we became aware of and inspired by their efforts as a therapy dog team and their other good works. Angel Bocker was an amazing dog who brought people together. We drove down to meet them in person at an Animal Rights charitable event in Albany, one of many they supported. It was the start of a wonderful friendship. We are honored that the friendship continues today.
We were devastated when Bocker was diagnosed with cancer. We were so proud when he and Marie fought hard for 2 years and kicked cancer’s butt. They did so much to help other cancer victims, both human and canine. We were gutted when he passed away and extremely worried about Marie. How would she survive this unthinkable loss?
Marie was able to survive by honoring Angel Bocker’s memory and remembering all the good things he stood for and did. She went on helping others, even through her grief and pain.
Then last Christmas, a close friend had the most incredible gift for her. A new life and love. She was certainly not looking for another dog and at first was very reluctant. But when she met this little Doodle, he made her smile and she knew he was special too. We were so happy to see Marie full of purpose again. An energetic, enthusiastic, lovable doodle puppy can not walk or train or feed himself ..yet.
We were even happier when we could finally get together to meet Bocker II AKA Bocker Jr AKA Baby Bocker or BB. What a cutie!! He looks very different from Angel Bocker, but he has something special in his big brown eyes like Angel Bocker did. You can meet him in the video below.
He is still a puppy so he is doing lots of training but he is a good, sweet, affectionate boy and seems to love people and learn quickly. He has already done one modelling job for Ruby’s costumes and thoroughly enjoyed himself (he looked adorable too). Marie plans to see if he enjoys therapy work when is is ready.
Marie told me:
“We will continue with the good works and love that Angel Bocker lived by and travel down the path that he set out for us,,,to do good and spread love. His spirit will always be with us and guiding us.
Thank you Talent Hounds for helping Bocker’s legacy live on.”
Marie and Bocker’s latest efforts include fundraising for those in desperate need through adorable socks. Proceeds from the sales of these socks will go towards assisting The Best Friends Animal Rescue efforts in Houston & Florida, as well as The Humane Society International rescue/rehousing efforts in Mexico and Puerto Rico. I bought a few pairs for myself and for holiday gifts and will give away one pair- giveaway details to follow. You can buy yours here for a limited time.
We will also donate all Ad Revenue from the video above to support their efforts for the next 6 weeks so Watch the Video, Share, Comment and Subscribe to the YouTube Channel.