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Apr 25, 2012
By Michael Rupured
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A Puppy Primer

A high school friend of mine just got her very first puppy. Judging from her Facebook posts, she’s already head over heels in love with the pup and perhaps a tad bit overwhelmed. I can so relate. Especially if you’ve never raised a child (the ultimate commitment), taking on a puppy is a big responsibility. Having a dog in the house is also incredibly rewarding. We have two long-haired chihuahuas. We got Tico first, and at three-and-a-half, he is a nearly perfect little dog. He’s friendly, well-behaved, and a joy to be around. His little sister, Toodles, is far from perfect, but no less adored because most of her flaws revolve around her unnaturally close attachment to me. They enrich …