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Obituary for Hamilton Q. Dog

Hamilton Q. Dog, affectionately referred to as "Hammy", was put down after being incapacitated by a stroke on February 1, 2018. He is survived by his human parents, Chris and Chandler; his kitty, Tuna; two significantly more frightening cats, Owl and Estelle; and his brother-from-another-mother, Bors. He was definitely of dachshund heritage; Chandler and Chris argue over how much pit bull was in him.

Hammy arrived on the scene eight years ago in most striking fashion: Chris, who was working at a prison in the middle of the West Texas desert, met him in the parking lot and patted him on the head. Hammy proceeded to follow Chris and jump in the car when he opened the door. With that, Chris and Chandler had a second dog. The next day, Chris overheard guards talking about how they had planned to shoot "that little black and tan dog" because "he wouldn't survive out here anyway." And the only gun available was a sniper. Modern sensibilities concerning pet…