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SWAMPSCOTT
Jenna LaPrade and her husband Tim have gotten a few eye rolls about their relationship with Sergeant Von der Groben — their barrel-chested 7-year-old German shepherd. They own Jitters Café in Melrose, and The Sergeant is their best selling sandwich.
Jenna already had Sarge when she met Tim, but now they both think of him as a kind of child. Sarge graced their engagement photos, his face was engraved on Tim’s cufflinks and he sat between them in a custom cake topper replica of the family for Tim’s groom’s cake.
They buy Sarge Easter baskets and Christmas presents and glow-in-the-dark balls so that they can take him to the park at night.
“We won’t go to the movies because we can’t justify sitting there for two hours if Sarge is home by himself,” Jenna said. “He’s a member of our family.”............