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In Loving Memory of Chumley

November 12, 2015. Chumley came to me from Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation 13 years ago as an 11 month old “wild child” who’s only socially redeeming value was that he was perfectly house broken. His name at the time was Chris. He would gladly remove my arm if I tried to take him for a walk, dug up all my rose bushes and daffodil bulbs, greeted people by excitedly jumping on them with his 80 hairy pounds and taught me that I had better not leave dirty underwear around or they would become his snack which he would later puke up on my bed.

Over the years he grew to be a much loved venerable gray haired gentleman, well behaved (at least most of the time). He was also well educated and well-traveled. After he learned a few manners and before I retired Chumley spent every day in my office at Truman State University (about 7 years). Students frequently came to my office just to see Chumley. College age students were his favorite to the end and walking around town we would meet former students (now professionals) who would greet him excitedly with “Its Chumley, the Science Hall dog”.

We are campers and Chumley was a great camping dog. After retirement we have been campground hosts, so Chumley was also the host dog. He has travelled well over 200,000 miles and has the distinction of “peeing” in all the states (except Hawaii) and most of the Canadian provinces.

Three years ago he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and given about a year to live. I got an extra 2 years, but today he lost that battle. I have lost a great friend and companion; he will be greatly missed.


Get Your Doggone Good Cookbook Today!

Noah's Ark Animal Foundation's Doggone Good Cookbook is here! These cookbooks make excellent gifts for all your animal-loving friends and family! Cookbooks can be purchased at the shelter Tuesday through Friday from 1:00–5:00, and Saturday from 10:00-4:00. You can also order cookbooks from us and have them delivered directly to your door. Cookbooks are $15.00 each, plus shipping and handling. Your purchase of our Doggone Good Cookbook makes it possible for us to continue our work.

In addition to over 200 of the best recipes submitted by friends of Noah's Ark, the cookbook is a "whose who" of Noah's Ark residents and alumni, with over 150 pictures of our (and your!) beloved animal companions. We've also got Happy Ending stories, a place to keep track of your favorite recipes, and a chapter devoted to dog and cat treats. Take a peek inside and then order your cookbook! Bone Appétit!

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