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by Abigail Van Buren

Companion Pets Are Some People's Surviving 'Family'

DEAR ABBY: Perhaps "Disgusted" is blessed with a loving family. How wonderful! However, my husband's children are rude, obnoxious and selfish. We hear from them only when they want something.

Our pets, on the other hand, are loving, affectionate, and always glad to see us. I hope their names are in my obituary, and his children's are not! -- GEORGIA ANIMAL LOVER