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Today’s Pup Close and Purrsonal comes to us from Philden Cooper, Maintenance Technician at The 1100 Studio Apartments in Knoxville, TN. Meet his pups:

Ava is 3 and Gizmo is 1. Ava got her name after Philden rescued her from being thrown out of the car in front of him while he was driving. A-V-A were the first three letters of the driver’s license plate. Gizmo (a.k.a. Giz Giz) was one of eight puppies he came across at a gas station. He was able to re-home all of them but since it took longer than expected, he ended up keeping Giz Giz for himself and now has 2 dogs! Gizmo’s favorite hobby is tearing up pillows and hiding Philden’s socks. Ava’s favorite hobby is eating the pillows that Gizmo destroys… when she’s not sitting in the creek near his house.

Philden may not have intended to have 2 dogs at the outset, but clearly they both feel right at home with him!

Speaking of beloved four-footed friends, The Scruff reminds everyone: please spay or neuter your pets.

With gratitude & coffee,

Lindsay B