Back in the day, I was a subscriber to Andrew Sullivan’s blog, The Dish. One summer he mentioned that he was being forced to contemplate euthanizing one of his beloved beagles, and this promoted an outpouring of reader submissions on the passing of their own pets. It’s one of the best threads I’ve read. I’d read it daily and cry every time.
My parents will celebrate their 45th Wedding Anniversary later this month. I took some photos for them, so they would replace their photos of me at 18.