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People remember loved ones with personalized tattoos

Mark Lansing Jr. of Niskayuna remembers his Rottweiler Grendel with two paw mark tattoos — the spots where his departed pet used to jump up on his chest in greeting.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Mark Lansing Jr. of Niskayuna remembers his Rottweiler Grendel with two paw mark tattoos — the spots where his departed pet used to jump up on his chest in greeting.
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Grendel was just tiny, a 6-pound puppy, when she met Mark Lansing Jr. in 1999. The two became pals. Because Rottweilers grow quickly, it wasn’t long before Lansing was taking his friend by the front paws, standing her up and giving her an eye-to-eye look. A dance or a hug would follow. Grendel would rest her paws on Lansing’s chest. And while Grendel is gone now, Lansing has reminders of the ritual — he has ...


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