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#1 Sally Meets Madge

** Sally’s world became complicated when she received an overly large gift from her next door neighbor, Paul.  A golden retriever named Madge.  Terrible name for a dog, Sally thought, as she untied the red leash from her apartment door and read the note. Madge ran past her into the apartment and lifted a leg on her couch.

‘Ah,’ she said, “not a girl then”.  Sally had problems of her own without adding a dog.  She dropped the leash and a pile of red overdue notices on the console and shooed ‘Madge’ away from the couch where he promptly spread out on the cushions.  Sally looked at the dog and grabbed her camera.  At least she would document the damage that the dog was causing and she’d sue her neighbor Paul for the trouble.

When she was unable to get in contact with Paul, she submitted the photos to the press and they were published in an editorial: Mutt or Menace?  Sally, it turned out, had a knack of taking photographs.  Not that Madge was particularly photogenic, he wasn’t, unlike most goldens, but people seemed to be amused by her perspective on life.  Sally’s career as a pet photographer took off. **

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has seventeen years of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). Lauren is the Managing Web Editor and writer for The Scribe, a web publication of the St. Louis Writers Guild, where she also serves as their Director of Communications. She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at LaurenJoanMiller.com.

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