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Scott Peterson said his wife, Laci, disappeared while walking their dog. What happened to the canine? -KATHY CARTER, WILLCOX, ARIZ.

Peterson said he last saw his wife at 9:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve, as she was preparing to walk McKenzie. A neighbor later found the golden retriever wandering loose and returned him to the Petersons' yard. Police now say they don't believe the dog was walked that day. (Police have dismissed initial sightings of Laci in the park.) Since Scott Peterson left Modesto, Calif.--and was subsequently arrested --the dog's been in San Diego with Scott's family. As for the couple's two cats, they're being adopted by one of Laci's friends.