Pet Therapy Notes
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Pet Therapy Notes

Yet Another Dead Dog Story

Ode to Otis

Otis the pug

Otis came into our lives by accident. My sister found him on some Craigslist-esque site that technically bans live animal sales, but somehow pet listings proliferated.

“I remembered that I don’t like pugs,” she told me on the phone. I was working at a liquor store at the time, it was just past the after-work rush and I had time to chat. “I’ll stop by and you can meet him…



Personal essays on the pet-human relationship: The good, the hard, the beauty, the joy, the humor, the pain, moments in time — ALL OF IT.

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Meghan Hatalla

Minnesota — based UX researcher and yoga instructor. You can find me as @megtalla in most spaces!