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Friday, May 16, 2008

Not Quite as Cute as a Heartwarming Story About Puppies, But Still....

When was the last time you heard someone name their puppy after a planned real estate development?

The black rosecomb rooster that walked into Janie Owen's Somerville backyard seven years ago, crowed from a magnolia tree, and immediately started keeping watch over her cat suddenly disappeared on May 7, leaving the 57-year-old woman and many neighbors desperate for his return.

"I miss him; we all miss him," Owen said of the bird she named Reston, after the Virginia town where her parents live. "He's a good bird. He's a member of the family, a member of the whole neighborhood. We want him back."
Awwww. You've got to admit: Calling a rooster Dranesville wouldn't have quite the same ring to it.

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