March 14, 2011
Shawnee resident Barbara McPherson, a retired school principal, started Boomeroos, which sells custom-made collegiate fleece jackets for dogs. The name of her business was inspired, in part, by her shih tzu, Boomer, who she adopted after he was rescued from a puppy mill.
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A few years retired from her job as an elementary school principal, Barbara McPherson was working part-time for Baker University supervising teachers training to become administrators.