A fifth-grade bully, a blossoming romance, a late-night crash
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Dan Musgrave grew up in rural Kansas, where he preferred the company of animals to that of humans. He is a literary fellow with the Tulsa Artist Fellowship and is working on a collection of essays and a novel inspired by his cognitive research on great apes.
To distract myself from the fact that my dog is dying, I check the headlines. This is August 2017, so the news is not good, but it keeps my gaze from drifting over to my dog’s curled-up body, trembling on his bed in the corner. In a lot of ways, reading the news is like watching my dog die, just easier to bear.