Indelible Ink
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Indelible Ink

My First Pet

The Best Dog in the World

Timothy and his favorite toy (a tennis ball)

I was in the third grade when I got my first real pet. The golden retriever my mother regularly looked after had puppies, and I was offered one. I can still remember the thrill of bringing him home. He was small enough to fit in a tote bag, and that’s how we transported him on the train from Connecticut and then on the subway. So young we still counted his age in weeks, he was just a cuddly puff…

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