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To the Editor:
A few years ago I was blessed to find out about a dog who needed a home.  His name was Gunner, a robust male chocolate lab. He was my walking partner; a shining light to all who met him including those wonderful drive-thru service  folks who gave him a treat and especially to the pizza delivery guys  because he just loved pizza . He was my sidekick. I loved him dearly as did our entire family. He will be missed terribly.

Gunner died May 2, 2013, of cancer. My heart aches for him. For some reason, I wish to know where he came from.  His temporary home -and where I got him from- was the Carrollton Feed Store in Carrollton. It was at the feed store where I first met Gunner three years ago. The owner of the feed store didn’t know much about his past  except that he came to her by the way of someone who  thought Gunner lived in an apartment  in Strasburg  and was abandoned there.
When I rescued Gunner, our vet estimated him to be around  3 to 5 years old. I know there are those who wonder why I wish to know, but he was such a gentle dog. Quiet.  Loveable. Loyal.  He had to have had some love along the way and I want that person to know he had a good home and a wonderful life while he was on loan to me from God.
Terry Vahila
Malvern, Ohio


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