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Column: How social networks can bring a lost dog home

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A few weeks back, my pooch and I were on a walk around our neighborhood. We were about two blocks from home when this little beagle trotted up, seemingly out of nowhere.


Rissa is a friendly girl, and she really likes to greet other dogs, so she pulled and pulled to get to this beagle. He didn't seem to have much interest in us, though. At least, not at first. He sniffed at Riss, let me pat him on the head, then wandered off into some yard.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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