Walking a cute hairball has its frustrations

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By Stephanie Hornback

There’s just one problem with having a cute little Maltese/Shih Tzu pup: Walking him is an exercise in frustration.

House training is taken care of. He sleeps all through the night with no protest. He entertains himself for hours with his myriad of toys, including a black, rubber tire made just for dogs and a two-foot-long green creature of some sort that makes a sound like a calf bawling. Who thinks of these things?

But going for a walk is when Eli and I butt heads.

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