Boomer The Dog seeks legal name change
I want to have my own identity. Everyone should have their own, and if it means having another name than what they were given, then they should go for it.
At the courthouse, Judge Ron Folino warned that he might veto the change if it "causes confusion in the community" or would be "seen as bizarre."
Update: Boomer's petition was denied; Judge Folino ruled the change to "The Dog" could risk public welfare. His closing statement: "Although Petitioner apparently wishes it were otherwise, the simple fact remains that Petitioner is not a dog."
Boomer is a regular at Anthrocon and Midwest FurFest, where he is occasionally seen in a suit of shredded paper. His name derives from the lead character of early 1980s NBC adventure/drama Here's Boomer (video).