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Lori Sandoval gets one of her first licks from the male Bernese Mountain Dog mix that she and her husband, Lupe,  adopted Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011,  at the animal shelter.  Lupe Sandoval said the dog is a good farm dog and his wife and he agreed it will fit in wonderfully with their horses and cattle on the 40 acres of land where they live in El Reno. Lupe thinks his new dog is large enough to help "keep an eye on the place." The OKC Animal Shelter is having a holiday adoption special through Christmas. Cats older than six months are free, and kittens and dogs are $25.  Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman