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Just after Christmas a couple of years ago, our family lost our beloved Boston Terrier Zoe, who had been with us for twelve very full, very fun years. We were devastated. We needed another Boston! We understood that another dog would not take Zoe’s place but that he or she would share the love. I spent a lot of time trawling the Pet Finder website. I knew we wanted another Boston female, older would be nice and specifically a rescue to join the rescues we’d already saved. Every time we put in applications, though, the dog would be gone. We finally put in an application on Moxie. She was a small dog with big ears and she had been a stray. We had an appointment to go meet her in Anna, Illinois at Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS). When we arrived we discovered that another couple had been in the day before and had filled out paperwork before the management discovered that they were not us! We sat down and they let Moxie into the room and she bounced through the door and into my lap! Love at first sight! Moxie is a small slender Boston with a big heart and a big attitude. She moved right into our lives and we love her! We kept her name because it seemed appropriate and we have discovered why she was a stray. Our back yard fence is now fortified against digging! The picture is of Moxie (left) and Nikki, who tolerates Moxie only somewhat better than she tolerates Santa hats and silly humans with iPhones.

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Melanie Elson
Troy, IL

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