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There is a true story of a family in New Mexico who had a pup named Brownie. Brownie got out of the yard one Saturday afternoon and, like all good animals he went exploring. Unfortunately, Brownie ventured out in the street and got struck by a passing car.

The family tearfully buried the little doggy in their back yard. Come the next day, they all got in the car and drove to church. When they got home, they found that the other dog, Brownie’s mother, refused to believe he was dead, so she went out and dug him up!

They saw Brownie lying on the back porch. He was all dirty and broken, but he was breathing. To make a long story short, they took him to the vet, got him fixed up, and they have since changed his name from Brownie to Lazarus.

(SOURCE: Bruce Ball,, "Under New Management" 6/30/08)

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