The power of the pooch amidst the pandemic

Anyone who has ever had a canine companion accepts certain things rather quickly. They are loving, warm, often difficult, sometimes exasperating, but more often than not they become our little place of solace and peace. There is nothing to compare with the bond between dog and human, especially in those simple moments of just being there for one another.

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed so many lives, and in many ways these are lives that will never be the same. Ever. We are all being forced to transform, find a new normal, perhaps when all is said and done we can become a more compassionate people.

That’s where dogs enter the picture, and in this case, a dog named Watson. In a world filled with so much hustle and loneliness, Watson quickly became more than a “day at the office” for Apple Mandy, who came to New York City from China.  NYC can be a tough and unforgiving place, take it from one who grew up there. However, from the hard sidewalks and often even more hardened people, there can be found those small moments of wonder. In the end, it seems as if Watson was there all along, just waiting for Apple to come along and for them to find each other. The rest, as they say, is kismet.

The pandemic has caused far too much grief, been the reason for spilling far too many tears, and made us all think long and hard about who we are and what we do with regard to those around us.

In this case, all it took was for one dog to show there is light at the end of this long tunnel, and peace can be found in a panting, inquisitive ball of fur.

Good boy.


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