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Goodbye to Maya, My Beautiful Dog

An ode to my puppy and the human-canine relationship

The first day, I cried while picking up shit.

After we got back from the vet, I decided to clean up Maya’s stuff — better to deal with all of it now — and that included scanning the backyard for poop. For most of her life, she stuck by “don’t shit where you live” (mostly). But when the…



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Nicholas Grossman

Senior Editor at Arc Digital. Poli Sci prof (IR) at U. Illinois. Author of “Drones and Terrorism.” Politics, national security, and occasional nerdery.