Remember When the Boston Marathon Dog Arrived in a Limo?
Do you remember last year when the Boston Marathon named an official dog of the 126th Boston Marathon, according to a WCVB article?
His name was Spencer.
Spencer is no stranger to the Boston Marathon. At 12 years old, Spencer had been at the Boston Marathon holding a "Boston Strong" flag for eight years, according to WVCB.
Spencer is tenured at his job on the marathon route near Ashland State Park. Because of his service for eight years, and in celebration of being the official dog of the 2022 Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association honored Spencer in a well-deserved way on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
This is Spencer being taken to Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza in his own limo.
I mean, look how happy he is. Is there any other dog more deserving? I think not.
The golden retriever that we now know as Spencer had a three-and-a-half-pound benign tumor removed in 2020. A year later, the doctors discovered a cancerous tumor, according to WVCB.
Nothing is stopping Spencer and his lady friend, Penny, from celebrating his life, dedication, and newly-added title of the official dog of the 126th Boston Marathon.
Just look at his smile. Certified good boy.
Richard Powers, Spencer's human dad, said that he and Spencer have been receiving messages worldwide sending positivity, prayers, and support, according to WCVB.
"I'd have to fight back the tears," said Powers. "It means so much to me."
On behalf of all of New England, we love you, Spencer.
You are the best boy, and congratulations on your title: The Official Dog of the 2022 Boston Marathon.