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Tally, the Best Friend: Kay Schlachter’s Treeing Walker Hound, Tally, is her best friend. When Schlachter went to PetSmart to begin looking for a dog to adopt, she “met a few dogs just for fun,” she said. “Then I sat down, and [Tally] came over and stood with her feet in my lap and put her head in my chest.” From this first interaction, she knew this dog “was the one.”
Schlachter and Tally understand each other. “When I am sad she comforts me,” Schlachter said. “And when she is scared I comfort her.” She describes their relationship as mutual, “which is why we are so close,” she said.

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