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All dogs are emotional support animals right now

April 22, 2020

The world may feel like it’s falling apart outside, but my dogs remain blissfully ignorant. They, are currently living their absolute best life and could not be happier with this whole quarantine business. Let’s be honest, the dogs are the real winners of this whole debacle.

I have no wise words or keen insight about life to offer right now. Today’s blog is purely and Aspen and Willow appreciation post, really an appreciation of all dogs right now. My two loveable goofballs are keeping me sane, loved, and entertained. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

I’ve seen more pictures of my friends dogs, and cats for that matter, pop up on social media in the last week than I have in the last year. (friends, please keep those pics coming!)

They’re our new coworkers. Our constant companions, best friends, and a never-ending source of humor in otherwise very stressful times. Aspen and Willow aren’t quite sure why we are home all the time now, but they are certainly taking advantage of the extra pets, playtime, attention, and treats that they are getting because of it.

Aside from the pure joy that they bring me just by being themselves, they also help in a much different way. By taking care of them, I’m reminded to take better care of myself. Their wet noses and endless energy keep me from sleeping too late each morning. I’m reminded to eat something every time I feed them (remembering to eat is something I’m notoriously bad at, especially when stressed). Every time I let them out to play, I’m reminded that maybe I could use some sunshine and fresh air too. I swear I can take care of myself, but having them around helps.

I know it’s tough to have to stay home all day, every day, for the foreseeable future. But it’s going to be absolutely necessary in order for us to get a handle on the current pandemic. I just hope that everyone has a pet, or pets, as great as mine to help them get through it all.

Don’t have a pet to keep you company in quarantine? Now might be the perfect time to foster. McKamey Animal Center would love to hook you up!

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