Collared - Baltimore Sun readers' pets
Read about local pets, or share your own story. We're interested in cats and dogs, but also hamsters, hedgehogs, turtles, horses, chickens -- the whole pet gamut. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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"Murphy is my buddy, my constant companion, my happiness, my hero, my sometimes headache, and my heartache," says Shannon McHale of her red-and-white Irish setter. McHale met Murphy in 2004 when her father was dying of cancer, and the puppy did her heart good.