A little bit about ZZ on his birthday

ZZ (Times Union archive)
ZZ (Times Union archive)
I got to write a little bit about ZZ, our family dog who died a few years ago and whose ashes we have saved. The article is called “A human need to say farewell to pets,” and is more about readers’ comments on the web about a funeral home planning to offer pet funerals and cremations than about my dog. But it was nice to see his photo in the paper. You can see a video about ZZ here.

Anyway, ZZ died a few months shy of his 19th birthday, about six months after the photo of him was taken.

I’ve just been thinking about the little guy today and missing him.

2 responses to “A little bit about ZZ on his birthday”

  1. I didn’t have pets for 30 years, until last year, actually, because the loss is always so awful.


  2. George Carlin once said something like: When you get a dog, what you are getting is a tragedy.


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