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From personal experience, we can vouch for the fine customer service provided by the Siberian Husky behind the counter at Ballard Oil, a marine fueling and home heating oil terminal on the ship canal in Seattle.

The other workers in the office also seemed like good people.

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We have a new dog in the family, Hank's shaggy pup Mabel. She's a cross between an Australian Shepherd–which is actually an American breed with no connection to Australia–and an Australian Cattle Dog–which is actually an Australian cattle dog. The two breeds are often crossed to produce a kind of sturdy, active, people-oriented working dog that's sometimes called a Texas Heeler.

Hank tells us that Mabel, who's seven months old, is the world's smartest dog. She's smart enough, obviously, to know when she's got a good thing going.

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Under a bench at a gas station near Meridian, Mississippi, Al made a new friend.

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José Stein, our man in Havana, shares a street scene with us. "Random people," he says, "who've seen a lot of history."

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It's all official and everything: the winners of the eighth annual worldwide iPhone photography awards have been announced, and they come from everywhere and have taken pictures of everything.

Above is the first place entry in the Still Life category, by Sophiya Strindlund of Stockholm. It's a really pretty picture, but does anybody know what all those hooks are for?

Placing third overall for 2014 photographer of the year is Jill Missner of Ridgefield, Connecticut, for the picture below.

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Friday was a leapin' good snow day for dogs in Durham, North Carolina.

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Joe and Dobby hog all the blankets.

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Paganini the little poodle sits up in bed.

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Omar Little, at Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state.