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This is Spirit (the dog) and my daughter. We had one dog, our beloved Bug Buster for many years, but he has always been my son's dog in many ways. Hope always wanted a dog for her, but we resisted. We had five cats but no other dog, because our work schedules did not really allow for exercising two dogs. Hope was born prematurely, at 26 weeks, and we had perhaps always underestimated what she could do. Her intelligence is unmatched, but she is rather small for her age. She claimed she could walk and care for a dog of her own but did not get the chance. Then we found Spirit. Perhaps his owner was in some way psychic (silly but true) as she came to her coworker my husband , looking for a home for the puppy three weeks before she was shot to death and murdered by her own husband. He took the puppy because Hope happened to be with him at work and fell in love. This is how the two have slept since Day One. We did get to show Donna Spirit was happy before she died. Hope still tells Spirit about her. This may all sound silly and fake but its true. We are not rich, but we have seven rescues (the two dogs and the five cats) who make our lives better every day. Spirit never leave Hope when shes home and is hard to console when she is at school. And yes, despite his size, she walks him three times a day with no problems!

Melanie
Greentown, PA

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