Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jim the Wonder Dog

Marshall, Mo., isn't in the Ozarks, but lots of us Ozarkers are dog lovers and Marshall is the home town of the smartest dog who ever lived in Missouri, Jim the Wonder Dog.

Many years ago I read a story about Jim in The Ozarks Mountaineer. I also visited the dog's grave in the Marshall cemetery.

Now there's a move to make him the Historic Dog of Missouri. But he has some competition. Here's the lead from recent story in the Marshall newspaper:

While the GOP presidential campaign captures the attention of much of the nation, here in Missouri another race is shaping up that promises to attract the attention of partisans in the race for a state honor.

State Rep. Joe Aull, D-Marshall, recently introduced a bill that would designate Marshall's Jim the Wonder Dog as the state's "historic dog."

Two other bills, each touting the excellent qualities of an historic dog, have been filed.

For more about this Missouri race, go read the Marshall newspaper's website at Race heats up for state Historic Dog designation.

There's also a website devoted to Jim at Jim the Wonder Dog's website.

And here's an interesting YouTube video on Jim:

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