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Tell us: Did your pet change your life for better — or worse?

Does living with an animal make you more human?


Mary Elizabeth Williams
November 15, 2018 5:30PM (UTC)

This week in Salon we're introducing our questions of the day — inviting you to weigh in with the Salon community on a thought-provoking topic. 

Author and self-proclaimed former "toxic bachelor" Rick Martin was never a touchy feely guy — until a puppy entered his life and changed him "overnight." Now he says that his dog is the thing that made him more human.

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Pets have been proven to improve both physical and mental health — although anyone who's had them knows they can also be expensive, couch-pooping tyrants. Did your dog/cat/snake change your life, maybe even save  it? Or is your pet just a lovable jerk? Talk about the animal in your life with the Salon community in the comments below.


Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and the author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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