Writers on Fire
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Writers on Fire

How to Give a Shelter Dog a New Life

Warning: they will break your heart and fill it at the same time

The Colonel— Mary Gallagher

“He’s a submissive pee-er — good luck with that,” the vet tech said as he handed my newly adopted dog over to me, and as if on cue, Colonel looked at my son and peed. I had a lot of trepidation about adopting another dog, especially this guy who seemed to have a number of black marks against…

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