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Comment of the Day: Contemplating Hemi, The Dog Who Was Skinned Alive

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We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We wrote about Hemi, a rescue dog who wandered from his home and returned skinned alive, covered in blood, and then walked off to die.

One reader summed up others' feelings.

Festus wrote:

To the caring family who adopted Hemi: I am so sorry for your pain. He was lucky to have found you, and I'm sure you were glad to have had the time you did with him. I better stop; it's not good to be a 53-year-old man and be seen at the office with tears running down his cheeks...

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