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The family dog

Why we treat our pets like royalty

A mausoleum for two pets at a canine cemetery in New York. A mausoleum for two pets at a canine cemetery in New York. (Douglas Grundy/Three Lions/Getty Images)
By Michael Schaffer
March 29, 2009

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BACK IN NOVEMBER 2007, Utah's Deseret News wrote up a five-year-old Shih Tzu whose wardrobe included a pink mohair sweater and a fur-trimmed parka. The same month, the Arizona Republic reported on the growing popularity of puppy Tupperware parties. And in South Carolina, the Greenville News highlighted an increasingly common sight on local sidewalks: pet strollers. Such conveyances might have ... (Full article: 1815 words)

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