MIKE SPRINGER/Staff photo
Cookie, a friendly four-year-old mutt, plays Friday with caregiver Mindy Haight at Cape Ann Animal Aid's Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester. Cookie came to the shelter as an unclaimed stray who was picked up some time ago by Gloucester Animal Control. She knows how to shake hands, give a high five, sit down, lie down and roll over on command (assuming there's a treat involved). For more information on Cookie and other dogs available for adoption at the CAAA, go to http://www.capeannanimalaid.org.