Living: Hercule Pawret

He might be called a private paw.

His professional sobriquet is Sherlock Bones, and he operates what he believes to be the world's first dogtective agency. Actually, John Keane, 32, a former insurance salesman, will try to track down any lost pet in the San Francisco Bay Area—and to date has been retained to find an errant parakeet and a strayed horse, as well as hundreds of Fidos and felines. The strapping ex-Marine is aided by Paco, an old English sheep dog who wears a deerstalker hat and slurps champagne, and by a legion of kindly kids whom he calls, naturally the...

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