Caption: "As a kid, I had a deaf mutt named Whitey, and I was heartbroken when he died," says the singer. "After that, I only had cats because I didn't want to go through that again." But Joel's 15-year-old daughter, Alexa, took him to a pet store, where he met "this shivering little pug," Fionula. "She started nibbling my earlobe," Joel recalls, "and I was doomed. I love that little dog so much."
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