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Melissa was the dog who came to live in the foster home after Locke's foster sister Jeannie died. The only physical way she interacted was to disrupt the game ("Cabin Fever"). Dogs do that. Melissa was portrayed as a person because the young Locke saw her as a person, in spite of the fact that, when relating the story ("Outlaws"), he said the only thing that mattered was what his foster mother believed.

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