Gary Matthews is a simple man with a simple wish: he wants to be man’s best friend. No, really. The 47-year-old loves dogs so much that he wants to be one. His family has embraced his wish to be known as “Boomer The Dog.”
Huff Post reports that Matthews love and admiration of dogs began in childhood with such movies and TV shows as 101 Dalmations, Shaggy D.A., and Here’s Boomer. It was Here’s Boomer that inspired his current alter-ego “Boomer The Dog.”
Matthews has a doggie costume that he wears around his home. When he’s not in the dog costume, he wears a dog collar and fashions his long hair into doggie ears atop his head.
His desire to be a dog rather than a human caught the attention of producers for the NatGeo documentary program Taboo.