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Alec, Teagan, and Me.

I just wrote this post for the Animal Legal Defense Fund blog. It was originally published here. My German shepherd Alec was many things to me: best friend, partner, dependent, roommate, constant companion, apple of my eye, cherished family member, … Continue reading


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A few weeks ago I heard an interview with social-cognitive neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman on the NPR show “Science Friday” about his research into the social underpinnings of our cognitive and emotional processes. The interviewer asked about Dr. Lieberman’s counterintuitive finding: … Continue reading


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10 Healing Tips for Surviving the Loss of an Extra Super Very Beloved Companion Animal

This is for everyone who has deeply loved and lost a companion animal. This is not an exhaustive list by any means. It is just a collection of a few things I found helpful as I struggled with my own … Continue reading


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National Justice for Animals Week 2012

When Alec died, I swore I would never adopt another dog. Losing him was too devastating. Then I heard Teagan’s story and changed my mind. This week, little Teagan is the mascot for ALDF’s National Justice for Animals Week. Check … Continue reading


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A past that has written itself on you.

indelible adj. 1. Impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent: indelible ink. 2. Making a mark not easily erased or washed away: an indelible pen for labeling clothing. 3. Unable to be forgotten; memorable: an indelible memory. “Our consciousness … Continue reading


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So many jackets…

. . . so many forgotten cookies to be found in the pockets. It happened again today. I grab an old rain shell from the closet that I hadn’t worn in a long time. When I put it on, I … Continue reading


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Sharing our Stories.

This is a guest post I wrote for the ALDF blog this week. It was originally published here. Well, it’s my turn to blog again, and I seem to be a bit of one-trick pony these days (pardon the speciesist … Continue reading


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Double (stuffed) bunny ear amputation.

Formerly one-eared bunny. So Alec had this pink bean bag bunny. I can’t remember where he got it, or more accurately (because he wasn’t in the habit of obtaining his own toys, unlike his brother Kobi, who was a legendary … Continue reading


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