(TOUCHING TALE) NEW YORK — This week, a New York Times story of a pregnant woman and her ill dog, Gracie, pulled at American’s heartstrings and reminded us why dogs are man’s best friend. After Gracie became critically sick, needing $4,000 in surgery, the woman and her husband were faced with a very difficult decision. And in a sad twist of fate, the woman was forced to deal with yet another tragedy. Ultimately, her poodle puppy underwent a successful surgery and healed alongside her grieving guardians. Read the story to see how this couple coped with the challenges of life with the help of their loyal dog. — Global Animal
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Read the full story at The New York Times website: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/a-dogs-grace/?ref=opinion