Bocker’s Spirit and Legacy of Spreading Love Live On
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.
What a gorgeous, happy looking dog Bocker was! The diagnosis of cancer is devastating to all. Bocker jr. is one beautiful dog with a twinkle in his eyes. I wish Marie and Bocker Jr all the love and best of luck in their sock fundraising efforts !
So sorry to hear about Bocker’s passing. Cancer really bites and we know that all too well, having lost two of the Lapdogs to the evil disease. Thank you for sharing the story.. and Bocker Jr sure is adorable!
Lori Hilliard says
What wonderful work Angel Bocker has done! I’m so glad to see that BB will be carrying on this wonderful legacy.
The Daily Pip says
Oh good grief, the tribute video and poem has me crying. What a beautiful spirit!
I am glad she has found Bocker Junior. I have always found that new dogs help heal the wounds of losing our dear old friends. We adopted Ruby about a month after we lost Pip to heart disease. She helped all of us heal from the loss of Pip
Lola The Rescued Cat says
We’re so sorry to hear about Bocker’s passing. Angel continues to do wonderful things, and we’re sure BB will keep his legacy going. These socks are adorable!
I have a lump in my throat. The work that Bocker and Marie did was incredible and their efforts are continued by his angel self. I love that Marie has said she will see if Junior enjoys the work. It is so important to recognize that every dog is different and may choose different roles. Whatever he decides, I’m so glad he is helping Marie cope with the loss of Bocker the first. I’m sure they will be an incredible team.
Dorothy "FiveSibesMom" says
Oh, my, I have tears first seeing Bocker’s video…what a beautiful angel and having lost my own beloved Gibson (an epilepsy spokesdog) not all that long ago, I share in the pain of loss and sending huge hugs. And then I read on and have even more tears (happy now) from meeting adorable Bocker, Jr.! What a loving tribute to an amazing dog (Angel Bocker) – to carry on his legacy. Beautiful post.
Talent Hounds says
Thank you Dorothy- that means a lot!
I hesitated to read this since I lost my friend and business partner of the furry kind to cancer also. Puppies have a way of healing our hearts so this gift was a true blessing that will continue to bless others…❤️
Talent Hounds says
I am sorry if I caused you pain and very sorry for your loss but thank you for your support.
Sweet Purrfections says
It’s always hard when we lose those fur children who’ve been such an important part of our lives. So happy to hear BB has joined Marie and they can move forward with their lives together.
Kamira Gayle says
Oh I loved your tribute to Angel Bocker. I’m crying. Bless you for all the charity work you do. Congrats on your new dog, Bocker Jr. He’s adorable too. As a grieving pet parent I have hope that when I get another pet, the timing will be just right like you. Thanks for sharing.
Christie E Zizo says
Bocker looks like such a great, sweet dog. And so does Bocker Jr.! I hope you raise lots of money for Best Friends Animal Society and Humane Society International, such great causes!
Darlene Owens says
Smooches to my two babies and mom.god bless