Spike Miller

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Spike Miller

Spike Miller

LUCKY DUCKS:  Spike Miller found a friend this summer when his family adopted Ace, a purebred mutt. The son of Santa Barbara Independent copy editor Jean Yamamura, Spike searched the Santa Barbara shelter and online at and before finding this little guy — who matched the seemingly impossible criterion of “a terrier that won’t chase ducks” — at Wagville Puppies, a puppy rescue group in Simi Valley. Little Ace kinda looks like a terrier, but he’s most definitely “the best dog in the world,” says Spike.

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