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We’re still here

Our world feels so scary right now. There are so many uncertainties, so many worries, and a constant deluge of terrifying information. We can hardly manage to find a routine amidst the fear and the fog of the unknown. Even … Continue reading

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MN Pets COVID-19 Plan & Precautions

Updated 11/17/21 To our MN Pets community, We are continuing to monitor the COVID situation in Minnesota carefully. While we know that this is a stressful time for our entire global community, we also recognize the very personal heartbreak you … Continue reading

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Pets teaching us about love

  What does love look like? A dozen roses? A box of chocolates? Diamonds? Maybe. But I think it can also look a bit….furrier. Maybe slobbery. And it barks, or purrs. Or both. And maybe it covers your clothing in … Continue reading

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We Had So Many Plans

“I should have had 10 more years with him.” “She should have had a long life.” “We had so many plans.” Pet owners are all aware that they face having to say “goodbye” at some point. If they are lucky, … Continue reading

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The Guilt of an Unready Heart

I was talking to my dad recently. He is one of the biggest animal lovers I know. He has had animals his entire life. But he and my mom don’t currently have any pets at all. Our family dog Maddy … Continue reading

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Merry Nothing

We’ve officially entered “the most wonderful time of the year.” So they say. For many, this season is euphoric. The bright, sparkly lights, the incessant din of cheerful music, the buzz of excitement in the air- it’s magical. Intoxicating.   … Continue reading

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You Did A Good Job

  You did a good job, human.   You did a good job at feeding me. Sometimes it was boring food, and sometimes it was my favorite. But you fed me every day, and that was my favorite time of … Continue reading

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Quality of Life visits

This post was guest-written by one of our very own MN Pets doctors, Dr. Meredith Lum. Deciding when to say good-bye to an animal companion can be an extremely difficult undertaking. Our pets become some of the most important beings … Continue reading

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What pets teach us about…Commitment.

In 2007, James Bowen was a drug addict, attempting to recover, living in halfway housing, and trying desperately to make ends meet by busking on the London Streets. He had struggled with homelessness and heroin addiction for many years, and … Continue reading

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What our pets teach us about…Loyalty

Roselle was a special girl. She was of course pretty (is there any dog that isn’t?), and she was of course the sweetest girl that ever was. Roselle was a lab, after all. She had a heart of gold, and … Continue reading

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