Decked out in his Bruins jersey, Ray awaits the playoffs. Photo Credit: bostlnno
Decked out in his Bruins jersey, Ray awaits the playoffs. Photo Credit: bostinno

Anthony Armentano, Global Animal

Hockey season is only a few weeks away from the Stanley Cup Finals, and even though it may mean nothing to you, it certainly means something to this blind golden retriever pup from Boston. The pup named Ray Charles has loved the Boston Bruins ever since his Bostonian family adopted him.

Last week, in an attempt to get Ray one-step closer to the ice, his family began a petition to allow the puppy to drop the puck at a Bruins home game. 

Exceeding the blind dog’s wildest dreams, the petition recently passed its goal of 2,000 signatures, climbing beyond the 8,000 mark. It can’t hurt to add to vote, so by all means sign the petition.

All Ray has to do now is wait by the phone. If the Bruins do call, Ray may be the first dog to drop the puck at a hockey game, which could lead to a number of equally important and curious questions.

How does a dog actually drop a puck on the ice? Will Ray receive custom regulation skates? Can he drive the Zamboni, too?

In any case, cheers to Ray, the blind hockey-loving pup. Hopefully he’ll be gracing our TVs this playoff season.       

The blind puppy Ray Charles wants to drop the puck at the Boston Bruins game. Photo Credit: USA Today
The blind puppy Ray Charles wants to drop the puck at the Boston Bruins game. Photo Credit: USA Today

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