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My Pet Pal: Bandit

I’m Bandit. I was named after “Smokey and the Bandit” because “I’m gonna do what they say can’t be done!” My mom calls me the wonder dog because I almost didn’t make it in this life. My first family didn’t vaccinate me and I got parvovirus. I almost died, and they abandoned me at the vet. But I am a strong little guy, even if I weigh only 7 pounds. I spent three months at the vet. But I got better and I found my forever family. Now I live on a farm in Groton. I love chasing the cats (Mama doesn’t like that so much) and going on adventures to local dog parks and hiking trails. But snuggling with my mom under a blanket is my absolute favorite thing.

Gretchen Foley


My Pet Pal is a reader-submitted feature that highlights local residents and their favorite furry, feathery or scaly friends. Send a photo of you and your pet, along with a short description of what makes them a great companion, your name and what town you live in to Include “pet pal” in the subject line.


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