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Only successful Internet date: my dog.

by Martha_Garvey on September 15, 2009   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I've always been an early adopter of technology, but I was surprised as anyone when while my husband and I were considering adopting a dog a virtual volunteer at a shelter in Jersey City presented me with a link to a picture and a description of a dog on petfinder.com. This was Faith, described as "calm and intelligent." And "overweight." As with a lot of Internet dates I've been on, Faith turned out to be two out of the three--overweight and intelligent. Nevertheless: I think I actually loved Faith before I met her. After a short series of walks and a single sleepover, Reader, my husband and I: we married her.


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