Animals run away from home all the time – often, they wander off, distracted by something, and cannot seem to make their way back home. We see signs on street lamps showing missing dogs and cats. Sometimes the signs are taken down quickly, which usually means a quick reunion, but some of them stay up a long time. Weeks. Months. It’s got to be a horrible feeling knowing that you might never see your kitty or pooch again.
The family in this video may have resigned themselves to that fate, but then good fortune shone on them. We see Boozer, a boxer, waiting in one room of a shelter while her original family is in another. This is an incredible tale of a lengthy separation and eventual reunion.
Boozer’s original family is telling their story to the camera, with the daddy doing most of the talking. It’s clear that the time apart has affected them, and they are also aware of how little time remains with them – most boxers live only ten or so years. They want to make the most of it.
Boozer ran away as a puppy when her mommy, daddy, and other family members were busy getting ready to move. Somehow she wound up in Colorado, and nine years later, her original family was notified, and they drove 32 hours to go get her.
As Boozer’s family sadly had to explain, they didn’t take Boozer away from her ‘new’ family. They had, in fact, taken Boozer to a shelter as they couldn’t care for her anymore, and it was the shelter who had scanned her chip. While this implies that Boozer had never been to a vet since they had her, it doesn’t appear that Boozer was in bad shape at all.
No matter the negative comments, this family is still thrilled to have their beloved Boxer back with them. I am sure the bonds that were formed before will be easy to form again as Boozer is going to be in a very loving home.