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It's Our Turn: If you pet them once, they'll love you forever

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How do you resist that face? As you squat outside the pen, scratching the furry back cemented against the chain-linked gate, you know you've got to go. But as you stand, he stands with you, mushes his nose against the gate as his backside sways with the momentum of his tail. The dog rumbles a whine at you and stares with watery brown eyes, begging for just one more rub.


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Jessica Sly
Jessica Sly has been working as a content writer at the Echo Press since May 2012, contributing, proofreading and editing content for both the Echo and Osakis Review. A Wadena native, she graduated from Verndale High School in 2009 and worked that summer at the Wadena Pioneer Journal as an intern reporter. She attended Northwestern College in St. Paul (now the University of Northwestern - St. Paul), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in Bible. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano (and learning the violin), reading, writing novels, going to the movies, and exploring Alexandria.
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