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Dog tales

Marshfield mayor blogs about adopting, training new family pet

11:12 AM, Sep. 12, 2013
The Meyer family poses with their pets Ike and Rogue. Pictured are Jodi Nelson, from left, Tyler Nelson (hiding), Grace Meyer, Chris Meyer, Rogue, Ike, Brianna Meyer and Alex Meyer.
The Meyer family poses with their pets Ike and Rogue. Pictured are Jodi Nelson, from left, Tyler Nelson (hiding), Grace Meyer, Chris Meyer, Rogue, Ike, Brianna Meyer and Alex Meyer.
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When Mayor Chris Meyer was looking to add another canine to his family, he began the search online. Knowing that there were many fantastic animals available in local shelters, he began inspecting the websites of nearby humane societies.

With a list of potential candidates and family in tow, Meyer visited three local shelters. Joining them to help pick out the newest family member was Meyer's 11-year-old lab Ike, and the reason for the search.

"He is showing his age now, and one of the reasons we decided to get a second dog was because we wanted Ike to be able to help teach a new dog," Meyer said. ...

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