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The Market Square Dog by James Herriot
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Sep 17, 10

bookshelves: contemporary-realistic-fiction
Read in September, 2010

There was a stray dog at the market one day going from booth to booth and begging for treats. The local vet tried to get near the dog and check him out because he had looked a little thin. The dog wouldn't let anyone too close before he would run off. The local vet had been talking to a police officer about the dog and they had both been watching the dog. A few days had past and the local vet and his wife were about to head out for a picnic when the police man came to their door and told them that the dog from the market had been found on the side of the road in bad shape. The police man had brought the dog in his car to the vet to see if he could help him. He had cuts and scrapes all over him, a broken leg, and a hurt eye. The doctor and his wife started surgery on the dog right away. After the surgery was complete they went outside to have their picnic they had planned on and waited for the dog to awake. When the dog woke up the vet had to take him back to the police station since he was a stray dog and he hoped someone would come claim him soon. Weeks passed and the vet visited the dog regularly. He seemed to be healing well and was very friendly and thankful to the vet. The vet hoped that the dog would find a good home to go to. One day when the vet arrived to visit the dog wasn't there. The police officer had said that the dog had been arrested and taken into custody for begging in the market. The officer told the vet that he could take him to where the dog was so they started walking. They came to nice cozy cottage and when the police man opened the door the vet saw the friendly dog laying in a bed and being spoiled by two little girls. The police man told the vet that he was kidding him and that he had decided to adopt the dog for his little girls since he was such a good companion. The vet was very pleased that the dog had finally found a good home.
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