“We think his heart literally broke when Buddy left us,” his owners wrote. “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.” “Our family is heartbroken, but we find comfort knowing that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort,” they added, noting that Boo “brought joy to people all over the world.”
Boo brought joy too many people all around the world through his presence on social media. He belonged to a San Francisco-based Facebook employee who created a Facebook page for the dog with the statement “My name is Boo. I am a dog. Life is good.” He became popular in October 2010 after singer Kesha sent a tweet that she had a new boyfriend, linking to the page.
A company known as Chronicle Books, noticed Boo had 5 million Facebook fans at the time and approached the owner to create a picture book about the adorable Pomeranian. In August 2011, Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog, written by his owner under the pen name J.H. Lee, was published. The book was eventually published in ten languages. A second book followed, Boo: Little Dog in the Big City, as well as a calendar and plans for a cut-out book and additional children’s books. In July 2012, Boo was named the Official Pet Liaison of Virgin America, which featured photos of him in an airplane along with advice for people traveling with pets.
We send our condolences and warm thoughts to the family of Boo. We here at Geek Impulse understand how hard it is to lose a pet and we are deeply saddened over the loss of Boo. We know with the presence here on social media the memory of Boo will live on for years to come.