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Dog walkers find friendship, support

The sky had just begun to pale in Lincoln Park on a recent morning as a small group gathered. What began as a random meeting of casual dog walkers has grown into a tight-knit group of friends, drawn together by a love of their neighborhood park and by dogs who needed early morning exercise. As dawn broke, Padfoot the pug eagerly approached each arrival receiving the head scratches and back pats he craves. His owner Dave Olson stuffed a bag of treats in his coat pocket. “Padfoot likes loving better than treats,” he said/Cindy Hval, SR. More here. (SR photo: Dave Olson, left, opens a bag of dog treats for Sparky, a golden retriever owned by Sue Eugster, center)

Question: How often do you walk your dog?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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