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April 15, 2007
For years Mookie and Nina, an elegant Indian couple, had two sweet dogs, but I only really got to know Burt, a Texas barn dog, in his waning years. Mookie took a shine to Faith, who loathed Burt for no good reason. So Mookie would sometimes leave Burt in the dog run to hang out and pet Faith, who was still suspicious and unpredictable. Mookie was one of Faith’s first friends. She never grew to like Burt, who, in his last years, suffered terribly from a series of illnesses and conditions that had Mookie and Nina racing to the hospital.