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”.
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
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
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