Basset hound, icon at local barber shop, remembered


April 3, 2019

GONE, but not forgotten. Buster left a legacy at the Sweet Home Barber Shop.

Some businesses have regulars who customers may sometimes find remarkable and memorable.

Think Norm of "Cheers." Quark's Lounge had Morn, along with a sly Ferengi proprietor.

At Sweet Home Barber Shop, on the corner of 22nd and Main, it was Buster.

The crotchety but loveable basset hound spent his days in the shop as a service animal for business owner Erik von Göttsegen, a disabled veteran.

The 18½-year-old dog was a bit of an icon among customers, and neighboring resident Joe Moore said the dog saved his life.

Buster died March 7.

Von Göttsegen, who moved to Sweet Home from...

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