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Carley spent the first three days with adoptive mother Cori Dossett cowering under the kitchen table. But once she settled into her new East Dallas home, the so-called “mystery mutt” burst forth from her hiding place and hasn’t since slowed down. She is more than a pet, Dossett says. “She is a companion, confidant, bug eater and, against my better judgment, bedmate. I swear, she thinks I gave birth to her.” The ivory beauty loves playing with other animals, both real and stuffed, and protecting her human.

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