Category: animals

Abomination (UPDATED)

     I could write about many things this morning. The “Future Columns” folder has six entries in it, and alongside those items there’s a lot of commentary possible about the Synod taking place in Rome just now. But one item that might strike my Gentle Readers as essentially trivial has lit my boiler, and I …

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In Memoriam

     It was October of 2017. We had just lost our Newfoundland Rufus to B-cell lymphoma the day before. I felt the best way to commemorate Rufus and assuage the grief was to love someone new. So somewhat against Beth’s wishes, I dragged us to the Brookhaven Animal Shelter to adopt a dog in need. …

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Newsworthy But Underreported

     Animal lovers pay attention to stories that feature animals in important roles. And no, it’s not all about skateboarding dogs or cats playing table tennis; we look for incidents in which animals have been important in people’s lives in unusual ways. We’re especially alert for incidents in which domesticated animals – pets – come …

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