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Slipping kneecaps may slow your dog down, but they don’t mean disability.

Slipping kneecaps may slow your dog down, but they don’t mean disability.

At age 7½, Ginger — affectionately referred to as “Princess Gingie” — reigns supreme. The sassy Shetland Sheepdog doesn’t permit any inappropriate behaviors from the foster dogs who come through the household, manipulates her owner with her charm, and keeps a watchful eye on outdoor activities from atop the patio table.

It’s hard to keep up with Lulu, a 9½-year-old Chihuahua. This little speed demon is nationally ranked as one of the top five Chihuahuas in agility by the American Kennel Club. Mikey, a 2½-year-old Sheltie, loves running and chasing birds out of the yard, playing fetch and tug-of-war, and carrying around stuffed toys bigger than he is!

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