Pets

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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a ...
So Much More Than Just a Dog

Charlie My Boy

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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a little more traffic at 4:30am, when I drove back to my house [&hellip
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I was going to write about how dogs are better than people but given the news all around us that seems too obvious. Of course dogs are better than people. Dogs are all about love. Dogs love us even when we're terrible. They ...
Though Sometimes It's Tough To Remember

Dogs Make Me Believe in Humanity

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I was going to write about how dogs are better than people but given the news all around us that seems too obvious. Of course dogs are better than people. Dogs are all about love. Dogs love us even when we’re terrible. They spend their lives waiting for us to come home and spend time [&hellip
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The Snap: When it comes to pets, there are two types of people: those who would spend any amount of money possible on their pets’ health and happiness and those who think doing so is insane. Americans spend more money ...
It Ain't Cheap But It's Worth It

Can’t Buy Me Puppy Love

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The Snap: When it comes to pets, there are two types of people: those who would spend any amount of money possible on their pets’ health and happiness and those who think doing so is insane. Americans spend more money on our pets than any other country on earth; in 2013, we spent $55.7 billion. [&hellip
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The Snap: My dog Charlie is softly snoring as I write this. Earlier he was chasing some butterflies and got tangled in his own leash. Before that, he wagged his whole body when I got home from work. He’s volunteered in ...
The Most Dangerous Thing About My Dog is his Farting Tendency

THE PITFALLS OF PREJUDICE

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The Snap: My dog Charlie is softly snoring as I write this. Earlier he was chasing some butterflies and got tangled in his own leash. Before that, he wagged his whole body when I got home from work. He’s volunteered in nursing homes and allowed my neighbors to dress him up like a small canine [&hellip
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The Snap: Watch the news on any given day and you’ll quickly want to curl into the fetal position and weep. Everyone agrees: everything is one ginormous pile of suck lately. From wildfires ravaging Colorado to the ...
Maybe I'd Have Written This Faster If I Could Stop Watching Cat Videos

WHEN I AM QUEEN OF EVERYTHING: PUPPIES FOR PEACE

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The Snap: Watch the news on any given day and you’ll quickly want to curl into the fetal position and weep. Everyone agrees: everything is one ginormous pile of suck lately. From wildfires ravaging Colorado to the unthinkable loss of life in Syria to thieves targeting grieving families at funerals—it’s difficult to find anything pos
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The Snap: When your boss asks what you’re doing for your birthday and your first answer is, “having my dog’s anal glands expressed,” it really makes you take a step back and think. I’ve never been big on ...
Paws For Reflection

EXPRESS YOURSELF

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The Snap: When your boss asks what you’re doing for your birthday and your first answer is, “having my dog’s anal glands expressed,” it really makes you take a step back and think. I’ve never been big on birthdays, having had some emotionally scarring ones in the past—e.g. being held over a toilet by my [&hellip

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