A loyal dog who lived a wandering life with a homeless man in Athens, the well-known Cheeseburger died this week. Plans are in the works to memorialize him on Saturday.
The 14-year-old canine died of a tumor, but lived longer than the veterinarian who provided free treatment thought he would, said Pauline Kilmer, who knew the pair.
“I really think the dog hung on trying to stay with (his human),” she said.
A memorial service for Cheeseburger will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1065 Gaines School Rd., Athens. Cheeseburger and his owner, Johnny Veazey, were often seen walking the east side of Athens. Continue reading