HAGERSTOWN - Buckshot, Katie and Obu-Jet are rolling in the money.
When Ken Kemper, the former owner of the dogs, died of cancer last year, the well-heeled hounds inherited a house in Hagerstown and $400,000 from his estate. All together, the tail-wagging trio is worth about $800,000.
The dogs live at their house on Marion Street with caretaker Roy Grady.
"They get the best care," Grady said. "They don't know they have more money than most people."
When Katie sneaked out the gate last summer and was struck by a car, she received the best medical attention available, including 40 visits to the veterinarian's office to mend her broken legs and hip, Grady said. The bill was close to $6,000.
The dogs seem content just romping around the front yard. Katie and Obu-Jet, who are Lab mixes, like to lie in the grass and sun themselves, while Buckshot, who is a beagle, prefers to sit on the front porch and survey his estate.