Jumper was a family pet; he was previously owned by someone else, but they didn't take care of him, and he was always roaming the streets for food. You could tell he'd lived outside his whole life. Grandma let him inside, but he just didn't want to stay in there. So she bought a big dog house and put it on the porch.
Jumper was big, blonde and shaggy; the vet told my grandmother that he was likely a Cocker Spaniel-Sheepdog mix.
Jumper loved everyone. He also loved going fishing with people. He went with my grandfather and I. Jumper even went with Mary, the lady next door; Jumper would visit her next door everyday, and she'd open her car door, he'd get in and they'd drive down to the lake, and she'd fish and cook hotdogs for them.
He was friendly, and had to greet everyone. Which is where "Jumper" came from.
Around 1996, Jumper was struck by a semi, and killed. Grandpa and George Smith buried him out at the Smith farm, just a few miles outside of Bucklin.
Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial Specifically: Buried out at the late George and Nola Smith's farm
Created by: Carolyn Record added: Nov 16, 2012
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