Gator Sutton September 29, 1991 - June 3, 2003
Boomer was one of a group of rescues that the Blue Ridge Bull Terrier Club ("BRBTC") of Northern Virginia affectionately called the "Tennessee Seven". In 1997 the BRBTC was contacted by the neighbor of a man who lived in Tennessee, asking if the BRBTC would be willing to take seven Bull Terriers from the man who desperately loved them, but who could no longer take care of them. He had lost his job as a real estate agent, and was driving a freight truck back and forth across the country and was unable to provide the care and nurturing that the dogs needed. There were five siblings (four girls and Boomer), and two older dogs. All seven were living together outside in a pen, with only a metal shed as shelter. The neighbor finally talked the man into giving them to rescue, and the neighbor drove them to the BRBTC, meeting us halfway to Virginia. I fostered Boomer, and his litter sister "Dewdrop", who we later placed with a family in Fredericksburg Virginia who had a miniature BT as well. Boomer stayed with us and became part of our family. His temperament, like that of his sisters, was absolutely incredible - there was not a single person or dog that Boomer did not get along with, and his very best friend was Doubles. Even Elliott liked him, and they got along very well. He was a wonderful dog and we are grateful to have had the time with him that we did.