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It's Our Turn: If you pet them once, they'll love you forever

Published 01/11/2013, Alexandria Echo Press

How do you resist that face? As you squat outside the pen, scratching the furry back cemented against the chain-linked gate, you know you’ve got to go. But as you stand, he stands with you, mushes his nose against the gate as his backside sways with the momentum of his tail. The dog rumbles a whine at you and stares with watery brown eyes, begging for just one more rub.

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