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Jennifer Boysko shares a moment with maybe 12-year-old Sam, her daughter Sophie Claire's sixth birthday request back in 2004. Sam, like many family cats, likes to set the family rules ... in particular bed times.

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Herndon Pets Bring Laughs and Lots of Love

Fur, feathers, fins, paws, claws. Beady eyes or scaly hides. Once word got out that the Connection Newspapers was putting together its special Pet Issue, there was no shortage of pet parents in Herndon lining up to testify how Fido or Fifi, or in one case, Pa’ani, bring joy and companionship to their lives. It would take a publication the size of the old Yellow Pages to chronicle all of the much-loved beasties, so we will have to make do with introducing just a few. Cats seemed to rule the day in our sampling (don’t they always?), but a couple of dogs managed to wag their way in.


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