PETS

This Brutus is no brute

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His is a tough-guy name, one that he shares with Julius Caesar’s chief assassin, whom Shakespeare has rival Marc Antony describe in “Julius Caesar” as “the noblest Roman of them all.” But this Brutus is one gentle pooch.

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The Kennedy’s Canine Cabinet

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Through firsthand accounts, rarely seen photographs and documents from the archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, authors Margaret Reed of Wilton and Joan Lownds present a fascinating look at life with the Kennedys and their canine companions in the new book “The Dogs of Camelot, Stories of the Kennedy Canines.”

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Playful Penelope

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Penelope, a Shiba Inu mix, was rescued from Thailand, where many dogs are captured as part of the illegal dog meat trade. Luckily, Penelope made the long journey over to the SPCA to get a second chance. Just a few years old, Penelope has a wonderful disposition — sweet and playful and not overly energetic.

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