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Carmel Magazine, Spring 2018

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Working Dogs BY MICHAEL CHATFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLI ULDALL 84 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 Buck T his is one very special Rottweiler. Dr. Rob Magnelli is a clinical psychologist and Buck accompanies him to his office every day. But he's not just sitting around. "He runs to the waiting room and escorts patients into my office," Magnelli says. "He intuits what people need emo- tionally and provides it. Buck is a comforter. I didn't train him to do this. It's natural to him." Buck is a full partner in Magnelli's practice in that he helps patients get through tough times and is respectful and accepting. He's a natural. "His empathy shines right through his eyes," Magnelli says. Batman A t 11, this Yorkie still has the looks and spunk of a puppy. Maybe that's due to the fact that RoseAnne Ruccello-Fischer imports olive oil from Italy and gives Batman some of that healthy liquid with his food. "No one believes he's 11," she says. "And I think that's all because of the olive oil." Batman is laid back and loves to eat. "We call him Colonel Hoover," Ruccello-Fischer says. But he takes his duties as Ruccello Olive Oil Company's "Chief Snoopervisor" seriously. Because it keeps him so young looking, he loves olive oil and all its health benefits. "All his life, he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog." ~ Charles M Schulz

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