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How to Replace Your Dog with a Baby

By Caroline Horwitz

What You Need:

  1. Dog

Buy her when you’re twenty-two and just out of college. You live alone in a one-bedroom apartment and work full time, so you probably shouldn’t have a puppy. But when you finish your Christmas shopping one Saturday and treat yourself to a look in the pet store, you will be smitten the instant you see her, all three and a half pounds of her. She’s a Papillon, according to the label on her window—some obscure breed you’ve only heard of because of your dog atlas but know nothing about. If it weren’t for high school French class, you couldn’t even pronounce it. It means “butterfly.” Big ears on a miniscule body with fur like duckling fuzz. There’s a reason they call it falling in love…

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