In loving memory of our Noble Adkins who we love so much. Noble Adkins will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever.
He first came into our lives from the Kenton County Animal Shelter in the summer of '99. He was only 10 weeks old, and had been abandoned on the side of the road as a puppy. Perhaps that's why he wasn't so good at car rides in the beginning, but we were so eager to show him off wherever we went.
Noble was not one of those dogs that needed to be cuddled, or wanted you to constantly rub his belly. He enjoyed getting attention like any other pet, but his manner was more reserved which made his rewards of kisses all the more special. He always wanted to be where the action was, and where his family was and when they went out of town we'd like to think he enjoyed watching over his house and protecting everything. We never thought twice that a robber would not have been scared to hear that bark come from inside.
He was part labrador, chow and hound. He had that purple tougne which automatically meant that he had a bit of sass in him. He grew to the ripe old age of 12, and the healthy weight of 85lbs. He could really give that leash a good tug on walks!
He went through a long phase of getting so excited when his family came home that he would wag his tail against the wall till it bled, so he started having to wear bandaids on his back end quite a lot. It's great to know that he loved us as much as we loved him. It's been a little over a year since his passing and it still feels like only yesterday that he was doing laps in the backyard from excitement and barking at deer in the night. We miss his smell, petting his fur, and looking into those tender brown eyes.
Noble, although you all weren't the greatest of friends in life, I'd like to think that you and Curious are both waiting to see us again someday. We certainly hope so.