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The Prospector’s precious guardian angel


Everyone has a special thing in their life whether they come in the form of a human, cat, or dog. For our Director, Veronica Gonzalez, and for some here at The Prospector, that was Piper. 

April 13, 2023 marked the end of Piper’s journey and a new one over the rainbow bridge and into dog heaven where we hope she is having the most fun. 

“My sweet girl. We said goodbye to the queen of the White House today. She was loved and will always remain in our hearts. It was an honor being your human, Sweet Piper.” said Gonzalez in a goodbye Instagram post. “You brought so much joy to my life for almost 10 years. Scotty and all the fam(ily) will miss you.”

We all may have not known Piper personally, but almost everyone knows the impact any pet can have on anyone’s life.  For all of us here at The Prospector, Piper and her brother Scotty are our own secret mascots along with all the other pets of the office and those who visit us from time to time. 

Let this be a reminder for everyone reading, hold your four-legged friends just a little bit closer and let them slobber over you one extra time and let them eat that extra treat.

Personally, I could not imagine a moment without my dog as do many people, but to those who have suffered a pet loss must know it is important to mourn. 

Continue to tell your stories of how your dog chewed up a sock and scared you half to death or when your dog ate and slept all day and could not be any lazier. 

Your pets deserve to be honored in every aspect and you deserve to remember those moments and even cry about them if you have to. 

Your pets love their humans unconditionally, through your mental breakdowns and anger fits, they will always love you for being you. 

If you ever feel like no one loves or cares for you, know that your pet does, just like Piper loved her favorite human.

 Itzel Giron is the editor-in-chief and may be reached at [email protected]; @by.itzel.giron on Instagram; @itzel_anahi_16 on Twitter.

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Itzel Giron, Editor-in-chief
Itzel Giron is a senior multimedia journalism and creative writing student at UTEP. She started her journalistic career at The Prospector in the fall of 2021 as a staff reporter and is now editor-in-chief. Thanks to The Prospector and her tenacity, Itzel has had the opportunity to be an intern with KVIA Channel 7 at El Paso. Itzel is also a freelance journalist, and her work has been published in The City Magazine, Borderzine and Walsworth Yearbooks. After graduation, Itzel hopes to continue her passion of journalism by working in broadcast television reporting on politics, entertainment and news.
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