Publication Date

September 2007


Adapted with permission from echo (, December 2004.


Throughout Western's history, dogs belonging to faculty and staff, as well as strays who simply appear and make the Hill their home, have earned the affection of the campus community. A few of their stories are told here.

rex_1927.jpg (88 kB)
Coach E. A. Diddle (top right), his dog Rex, and members of the 1927 baseball team.

rufus_poody.jpg (18 kB)
Ivan Wilson's dog Rufus the Red, aka Poody, as immortalized by artist Herman Lowe.