Community Blog: Lunch with Hamburger Jeff

Gumba, ham and Swiss


After losing his beloved 12-year-old pitbull Sadie some years ago, Jeff Sanderson signed up as a volunteer at the Canyon County animal shelter. He gained a bit of fame — and a nickname, “Hamburger Jeff” — because of his habit of taking a different shelter dog out for lunch.

Sanderson will be posting updates about his lunches and his canine dining companions on this site.

He’s pictured above with Gumba. Here’s the story of their lunch:

The menu: Hamburger Jeff took Gumba out for a “natural lunch,” a ham and Swiss sandwich with lettuce and tomato on sourdough at the Boise Co-op on Feb. 4

Notable: Gumba hasn’t been keen on lettuce and tomato at other establishments, but approved of the Co-op’s.

After-lunch: They watched the ducks and geese at Kathryn Albertson Park. ”Gumba had a good time,” said H.J. “He’s a good boy.”

More from animal advocate Jenn Graham about Gumba, available for adoption at the Canyon County Animal Shelter:

Gumba is a 3 year old Pit Bull / Boxer mix that seems a little lost at the shelter. This striking dog was picked up as a stray and when he is brought outside, he looks longingly towards the road as if waiting for his previous owner to come pick him up. We can’t help him with that, but we can help him find his new people. We think this dog will quickly bond with people in no time. He seems sweet and at times that are right for him, he does loosen up and turn into a playful puppy. For any interested adopters, we always recommend a meet and greet with animals you currently have, especially since we don’t know Gumba’s history. This muscular guy needs someone that will provide him with lots of exercise, some leash-training and a great deal of “snuggle-time”.

Photo courtesy of Jenn Graham.

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