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I started out life at the DC animal shelter - I was abandoned there with my mother and three brothers and sisters.

I was always a wonderful dog (cutest puppy on the block). I was most notably the local expert at the "jump and kiss" technique but was also pretty good at the "if you don't give me some of your dinner there'll be trouble" routine. Well, eventually I got "trained" and so I'm now qualified to tell other dogs about being "good".

I used to be a city dog, but now I live a life of leisure in Maryland on a small farm.

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Let no one regard as light the burden of his responsibility. While so much ill-treatment of animals goes on, while the moans of thirsty animals in railway trucks sound unheard, while so much brutality prevails in our slaughter houses, while animals have to suffer in our kitchens painful death from unskilled hands, while animals have to endure intolerable treatment from heartless men ... we all bear guilt for it.

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