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Story Archives: A Dog's Life

For P, whose beautiful dog died yesterday:

The dog approaches you cautiously as you walk up to your apartment building. You are not a dog person, but this one, a smallish terrier mutt of some kind with matting white hair, charms you with its neediness, its act of singling you out—from several hundred thousand other city dwellers—for help.

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