Dan Musgrave | The Sun Magazine

Dan Musgrave

Dan Musgrave grew up in rural Kansas. He is a writer and photographer who is interested in how humans and animals live together. His essay “Eclipse,” about his dog Maynard, appeared in the January 2018 issue of The Sun.

— From June 2023
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


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.

January 2018
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