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Personal Story: “Our Pet Dog Reinforces the Permanence of Our Family”

Hugging our new dog, my daughter learns that no matter what the behavior, our family is forever.

By Mary Zisk

Mary Zisk with her daughter, Anna, adopted from RussiaI hate him! I want to give him back! I wish we never adopted him!” My 10-year-old daughter, Anna, glares, not at a younger brother, but at Mills, our new, older miniature poodle. Mills snarls back, baring the few teeth he has left.

Anna was three when I, a single parent, adopted her from Russia. As soon as she could speak English, she began to ask for a dog. Last year, no longer wanting to postpone Anna’s life desire, I finally relented and began our search for a dog.

Mills joined our family through a rescue group. He was a stray, about 10 years old, found in the woods eating a dead deer. Soon after Mills arrived, Anna realized he wasn’t the perfect dog….

 

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