Lifestyle & Human Interest

Boo the Pomeranian Passes Away at Age 12: 'His Heart Literally Broke'


Twelve-year-old Boo, a Pomeranian known by millions of fans as the world’s cutest dog, died on Jan. 18, according to a Facebook post by his owner.

Boo’s family, friends and mass of fans are mourning the loss of the dog who brought joy to millions on a daily basis alongside his best doggy friend, Buddy.

Boo was born in 2006, and quickly rose to internet fame, stealing the hearts of millions with his cute toy-like appearance.

After Buddy the dog passed away in 2017, it seemed that Boo was grieved to the core. He died from heart complications, his owner wrote.

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“With deepest sadness I wanted to share that Boo passed away in his sleep early this morning and has left us to join his best friend, Buddy,” Boo’s owner wrote.

“Our family is heartbroken, but we find comfort knowing that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort.”

“Shortly after Buddy died, Boo showed signs of heart issues,” Boo’s owner said. “We think his heart literally broke when Buddy left us.

“He hung on and gave us over a year. But it looks like it was his time, and I’m sure it was a most joyous moment for them when they saw each other in heaven.”

Over the years, Boo made appearances on national television, including “Good Morning America” and Anderson Cooper’s “RidicuList.”

In August 2011, Boo was the subject of a book titled, “Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog.” The book was written by Boo’s owner under the pen name J.H. Lee.

Boo’s owner has never officially come forward to reveal his or her identity, reportedly in order to keep the focus on the dog, Business Insider reported in 2012.

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Over the years, Boo became a constant source of joy to fans who loved seeing his sweet puppy face and watching his daily adventures.

“Boo, we love you with all our hearts and will miss you until the day we meet again,” his owner wrote. “Have fun running around with Buddy and creating adorable mischief wherever you guys go.”

The heartfelt post ended with a “thank you” to all the fans who have adored Buddy and Boo over the years.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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