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So I am happy to report that I have found a new love: a French Spaniel mix named Chloe. She is perfect. There’s a long story behind how I found her—or rather, how she found me—but I shall save that for the future—my dog-filled future. And, even though it is hard to say goodbye to Wallace and goodbye to my column “Rex and the City,” it must be said and it must be done. For saying goodbye to one love is the only way to open up to another. So: Goodbye, dear Wallace. And hello, dear Chloe. Perhaps this is the happy ending my editor wanted. It was there all along.



This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 52: Jan/Feb 2009
Lee Harrington is the author of the best-selling memoir, Rex and the City: A Woman, a Man, and a Dysfunctional Dog (Random House, 2006), and of the forthcoming novel, Nothing Keeps a Frenchman from His Lunch. emharrington.com
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Submitted by Karen | February 22 2012 |

Seriously, you let your dog get hit by a car? Why weren't you watching him and keeping him safe? I'm sorry that you felt pained by his death, but you should feel guilty. Hope you're taking better care of your new dog.

Submitted by Mary | April 4 2012 |

Whatever is wrong with you Karen to say such a thing? Please rethink your words and hopefully offer an apology!
I can't imagine that you have never had an "accident" in your life and know they can happen in a second while taking great care.

I am apologizing for your deliberately hurtful words.

Submitted by B. Arredondo | May 18 2012 |

There are a few people like Karen that go through life without compassion. She does not realize that accidents to occur to humans as well as animals. People like her live in a sad existence. i apologize for people like karen

Submitted by B. Arredondo | May 18 2012 |

People like Karen unfortunately exist..no compassion. People as well as animals get involved in accidents. You can be overly protective and wha-la an accident happens on a blink. So, Karen you owe this person an apology for an uncalled for comment.

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