In Memory Of

Bozo

July, 2010


Bozo was a springer spaniel who came to Journey's End when he was around 2 years old. He was the first animal that Florence took in after her husband Paul died, and he always had a special place in her heart. He used to belong to a high school English teacher and his wife, also a teacher. They got divorced and moved out of state, and neither wanted to keep their animals. He came to Journey's End with his brother cat, Daddy Long Legs.

Bozo's original name was Ernest Hemingway, but Florence thought Bozo was more fitting for him. In his younger days, he usually had a squeak toy in his mouth, and when it wasn't in his mouth, it was in his water bowl.

Bozo was somewhat shy and could even try to bite people he didn't know, so he lived in one of the back rooms with some of the other big dogs.

Bozo lived to be over 17 years old. The vet said he had never seen a springer spaniel live so long in good health. He eventually was blind and almost deaf, but he still got around fine. One day he stopped eating and was sick. We took him to the vet later that day, and the vet found there were 2 large tumors on his liver and kidneys, so he had to be put down.