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Remembrance: Joey

For anyone who has never had a pet — and that includes the current Commander-in-Cheeto — they insinuate themselves into your lives in ways the limbic brain cannot fathom. How can a speechless, furry, four-legged mammal win over our hearts just by being them? It’s no wonder people — gay people especially — often refer to their dogs, cats, snakes, birds and ferrets as “children.” We certainly felt that way about Joey, the languidly adorable Chihuahua who, for more than five years, was the de facto mascot of Dallas Voice. With his mommy, Voice Distribution Manager Linda Depriter, he delivered newspapers across the Metroplex, winning over everybody who came in touch with him. And “touch” you did — he was meant to be held, cuddled and dressed in outfits pricier than most of his work colleagues. So when Joey was suddenly attacked and killed more than a month ago, our hearts were broken like glass. He was the embodiment of why we care about our pets — not as property, but as members of the family.

— Arnold Wayne Jones

Photo by Arnold Wayne Jones

BEST VET

Metro Paws Animal Hospital

1021 Fort Worth Ave. and 1910 Skillman St.

DallasMetroPaws.com.

BEST ANIMAL ADOPTION

SPCA of Texas

2400 Lone Star Drive. Open daily at noon.

214-742-SPCA (7722).

SPCA.org.

BEST PET SUPPLY

BEST PET GROOMING

Hollywood Feed

3425 Knight St. (and other locations).

214-774-9488.

HollywoodFeed.com.

BEST PET SITTER/DOG WALKER

Park Cities Pet Sitter

214-828-0192.

PCPSI.com.

BEST BOARDING/KENNELING

The Pooch Patio

3811 Fairmont St.

214-525-1550.

ThePoochPatio.com.

BEST DOG PARK

White Rock Lake Dog Park

800 E. Mockingbird Lane.

214-670-4100.

WhiteRockDogPark.org

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition MARCH 17, 2017.

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