“Goodbye, Clearance Dog”

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Anyone who has ever owned a pet and has had to say goodbye to them knows what it feels like to think about never getting to experience their love or make anymore memories with them. Having had so many animals over the years, it’s easy to recall the emotions from the many times my family and I have had to hold a beloved pet in their final moments. Individual emotions are hard to describe and incomparable to any other experience.

You can find many articles that will tell you how to cope with the loss of your pet or making the decision to end their suffering but nothing will really prepare you for the moment it happens. The first family pet that we lost was our Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Max. I may have mentioned his story before but he was the first “child” for my parents and they got him a little while after they got married. According to my mom, he was the “clearance dog” since he was the runt of his litter, lacked a tail, and had abnormally long fur. But he was a typical puppy and we have pictures of him holding onto the leg of my dad’s pants as he walked around the house.

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Changing Our (and Our Pets’) Daily Lives Through Innovation

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Innovation. It happens all around us transforming our lives everyday through the formulation of new ideas and the creation of products that simplify and become the basis of our daily routines. Two of the most ever-changing and evolving fields of study are science and technology where new ideas, research, and discoveries are regularly formed and shared through groups like the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). So, why not take these quickly advancing ideas and continue to apply them to problems common problems for pet owners that could use some sort of tool to solve them.

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