Much of the work I do for my business is helping app developers with their content—blogs, social media, documentation, occasional in-app UX, etc. One of my current clients is Bear, an excellent app for storing notes, files, code snippets, and more.

Apple recently approached the Bear folks about adding their app to Apple Store demo devices. Of course we said yes, and I was tasked with creating the demo content that would be loaded into the app.

For one of the demo notes, the fine folks at Bear gave me the green light to include a photo of Oscar and Maddy, the cattle dogs Jessi and I have raised since they were each eight weeks old. If you are so inclined, you can see more of them on my personal blog. Maddy (the one on the left) passed away suddenly and unexpectedly a year ago this month. At just a hair under 10, she went too soon.

I want to thank the Bear folks for letting me do this. Jessi and I love our amazing dogs, and this was a great, subtle way for us to offer a small tribute to her.

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