While the country is under strict quarantine, we are all having to make adjustments. One thing to consider is how much your four-legged family member(s) help soothe you during this unprecedented time in our history. In this example, I will focus on dogs.
Dogs, by their very nature, tend to have a calming effect on us. They now also often serve as our proxy for other humans. And a dog’s “simple presence, and willingness to be touched, is viscerally satisfying.”
While the Covid-19 outbreak has created hardship on us, at least it has given dogs what they’ve always deserved: more of our companionship.
Please remember to care for them as they take care of you. They need to still be walked outdoors. If you have concerns after walking your pups, promptly give them a soap and water bath to assure cleanliness.
It’s a fine time to be reminded what a true privilege it is to keep the company of animals.
Source: The New York Times