Farewell

An obituary that ran in a Portland, Oregon newspaper last week featured some unmistakably familiar names...

Last month Slate re-ran a story from 2011 about a man named Harry, his dog Duke, and the Perfect Day they spent together before Duke died.

For those of us who are pet lovers, we know that losing a pet can be as difficult as losing a human family member. There are lots of ways to remember pets who are gone, and now Singapore's largest newspaper, The Straits Times, is offering pet obituaries, according to BoingBoing.

Besse Cooper, the world's oldest living person, died this week at the age of 116. Cooper lived in three centuries; she was 18 years old at the start of WWI, 43 years old at the start of WWII, 73 years old when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, 93 years old when the Berlin Wall came down, and 112 years old when Barack Obama became President.