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Coming Sunday: The United Pets of America 

  • Face, a 125-lb short-haired St. Bernard, hangs out in the parking lot at Dan & Whit's in Norwich on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. The 5-year-old dog belongs to James Brower, of Hartland. (Valley News - Maggie Cassidy)

    Face, a 125-lb short-haired St. Bernard, hangs out in the parking lot at Dan & Whit's in Norwich on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. The 5-year-old dog belongs to James Brower, of Hartland. (Valley News - Maggie Cassidy)

  • James Brower, of Hartland, and his dog Face stop to pick up a bone at Dan & Whit's in Norwich on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Face, who weighs 125 lbs, is a 5-year-old short-haired St. Bernard. (Valley News - Maggie Cassidy)

    James Brower, of Hartland, and his dog Face stop to pick up a bone at Dan & Whit's in Norwich on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Face, who weighs 125 lbs, is a 5-year-old short-haired St. Bernard. (Valley News - Maggie Cassidy)

  • Face, a 125-lb short-haired St. Bernard, hangs out in the parking lot at Dan & Whit's in Norwich on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. The 5-year-old dog belongs to James Brower, of Hartland. (Valley News - Maggie Cassidy)

    Face, a 125-lb short-haired St. Bernard, hangs out in the parking lot at Dan & Whit's in Norwich on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. The 5-year-old dog belongs to James Brower, of Hartland. (Valley News - Maggie Cassidy)

  • Face, a 125-lb short-haired St. Bernard, hangs out in the parking lot at Dan & Whit's in Norwich on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. The 5-year-old dog belongs to James Brower, of Hartland. (Valley News - Maggie Cassidy)
  • James Brower, of Hartland, and his dog Face stop to pick up a bone at Dan & Whit's in Norwich on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Face, who weighs 125 lbs, is a 5-year-old short-haired St. Bernard. (Valley News - Maggie Cassidy)
  • Face, a 125-lb short-haired St. Bernard, hangs out in the parking lot at Dan & Whit's in Norwich on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. The 5-year-old dog belongs to James Brower, of Hartland. (Valley News - Maggie Cassidy)

Norwich — Meet Face, the 125-lb short-haired Saint Bernard who I had the pleasure of hanging out with at Dan & Whit’s on Tuesday. (At left is owner James Brower, of Hartland.) I was talking to people about their pets while working on an upcoming story about the number of dogs and cats per household across the United States.

Take your best guess: Does New Hampshire have more dogs per household than Vermont, or is it the other way around? And what about cats: Do they rule the Green Mountains or the granite? Pick up the Sunday Valley News or check back at www.vnews.com on Sunday to learn more.

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