DAN ROSENSTRAUCH/Staff

A wonderful new creature

Seventeen-month-old Lauren Hutchins of Walnut Creek has her first encounter with a dog as she tries to keep Emma from going forward during a Tuesday visit with her mom to Civic Park in Walnut Creek. Emma isn't Lauren's pet, but rather a dog she met in the park, and the owner let Lauren lead the dog around on its leash.


Lauren Hutchins, 17 months, of Walnut Creek, has her first encounter with a dog as she tries to keep Emma from going forward in Civic Park in Walnut Creek,
Lauren Hutchins, 17 months, of Walnut Creek, has her first encounter with a dog as she tries to keep Emma from going forward in Civic Park in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Emma isn't Lauren's pet, but a dog she saw in the park with her mother, and the owner let her lead the dog around on its leash. (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)


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