Since I was raised in NewBedford and Dartmouth Massachusetts I have strong ties the the Boston Red Sox. A close second are the Celtics, Bruins and Patriots. What I’m getting at is I’m a huge fan of Boston sports teams. This is the condition from which I suffer.

In 2002, I decided it was time to add a puppy to my life. I wanted a dog that would do well in a city environment and living in a city-sized apartment. That being said, he couldn’t be too big. He couldn’t be too small either. I had a hard time seeing myself tethered to a 2 pound Chihuahua. My research led me to the Boston Terrier. The Boston Terrier was perfect for my living situation. Boston Terriers are fantastic dogs. They learn fast, occupy very little space, and greet strangers at the door with happy jumps and wagging butts. Did I mention he is a Boston Terrier? With me being such a fan of Boston the connection was instant. I made a point of mentioning the year 2002 because of its significance.

After I met with the breeder and decided on the puppy, I set to the task of coming up with a name. I sat and thought, and thought, and thought some more. It finally came to me, after about 30 seconds of brainstorming, Fenway. It was the perfect match. My Boston Terrier named after the most recognizable wall on the planet. Yes, even more recognizable than the Great Wall of China. Fenway Park’s Green Monster. The 30+ foot tall green wall in left field at the home of the Boston Red Sox. Thoughts flooded my head of the cosmic consequences of combining a Boston Terrier with the iconic symbol. Could this break the curse?

In 2003 the Red Sox won the world series for the first time in 86 years. That night on the final play of the World Series the ball was hit by Edgar Renteria who wears number 3. Number 3 is the number worn by Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth is the player the Red Sox traded to the Yankees and started the curse. There was also a lunar eclipse, and a man with his dog, Fenway, watching the game.

Now Fenway has just turned 10 years old.  He has been by my side through the best and worst of it.  He has seen another Red Sox Championship, 3 Patriots Championships, 1 NBA Finals Championship and a Stanley Cup for those mighty Bruins.  He was there during a divorce and marriage.  He has welcomed two fantastic boys into his life and they have become best of friends.  No matter how hard the ear pull or leg tug, Fenway is always tolerant and ready for a good face lick.

Now I’m not saying naming my dog Fenway is the reason the Red Sox won the World Series, but.. that is what makes my dog great!


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