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Lore Lee Pernick's dog "Sally" surveys the scene across the street as the two walk around the Pernick's yard on a bathroom trip. Sally went missing for almost seven months, surviving wide open spaces and the entire winter with her thick Husky coat (which has since been shaved because of mats). Sally was lured in by Jody Buttice and returned to her home earlier this spring to be reunited with her family.

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Mother's Day a happy surprise for long-gone pooch, human parent

The dog's shyness averted several attempts by a Good Samaritan to get Sally to safety.

WALLA WALLA -- Lora Lee Pernick received an unusual Mother's Day gift about a week ahead of time this year. The story behind the sweetest of presents began nine months earlier, however.Last July, Pernick and her husband were on their way to Seattle in the


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