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VIRUS DIARY: In pandemic, a forlorn dog finds new purpose


April 17, 2020

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — "This feels like a good time to get another dog to help us get over the loss of Surfer," the Professor announced in her FM radio-ready voice. Even though my heart didn't feel quite ready, I knew she was right, and not only because she really is a smart professor.

We needed to fill the void left by Surfer's death last fall. He was a regal blend of the Samoyed and Husky breeds who made people swoon wherever he swaggered. He died in his sleep without warning, leaving no time to say goodbye.

Surfer was the Professor's dog, but he had become one of my best buddies duri...

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