Tawney patted his knee, inviting Bogart over. “Good dog. What’s the problem, Erin?”
“I don’t like dogs.”
They’d only been partners a few months and were still learning each other’s quirks and rhythms.
“What’s not to like?”
“Dog breath, shedding, big, sharp teeth.” Bogart’s tail whipped her legs as Tawney rubbed him.
Mantz got to her feet, moved out of range.
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Some people are into pets, however, while others simply aren’t interested. Why is this the case? It is highly probable that our desire for the company of animals actually goes back tens of thousands of years and has played an important part in our evolution. If so, then genetics might help explain why a love of animals is something some people just don’t get.
“He has a new partner.
She’s striking—sort of like the TV version of FBI. She doesn’t like dogs.”
She bent down to kiss Peck between the ears. “Doesn’t know what she’s missing. Anyway.”