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August 23, 1998

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Missy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Missy
Age: Nine years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Chihuahua/Teacup Poodle Mix
Home: Northern Virginia, USA
   What can I say in just a brief profile of this precious little bundle of joy. She came into our lives eight years ago (when she was seven months old and two and a half pounds) after a very rough start in life. She was taken from her first home because of abuse. Her second family took her home from the pound and within a month or so had to move to a place where they were unable to keep her. She was offered to us if we would give her a good home.

    I believe if Missy could talk, she would express a life of happiness. She has adjusted to our lifestyle without hesitation. She loves to golf. Yes, I said golf. She tries as we do to get "birdies." Missy runs about the fairways, sniffing all of the things that dogs sniff. She knows when it is time to move on to the next hole and races to the cart to ride to the next tee. She enjoys travel, having made all of our vacations, to include across the United States, visiting such places as the Grand Canyon. The day is not complete until my husband plays sock with her. That is a little game of the sock being thrown "at" the clothes hamper twice, and then the third is a charm (unless she coaxes him into another toss or so). Then, yes, up in bed with us. We are so thankful she is a member of our family.

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