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2021-01-27 11:45:28 AM  
After finishing the wine and the sourdough experiments and feeling still unfulfilled and uneasy, thousands of Americans flocked to animal shelters to find the kind of comfort, love, nonjudgmental understanding and loyalty that dogs uniquely offer.

Shelters across the country have been picked clean of dogs and folks now have to apply seven or eight times before they get lucky.


The problem with this is that when all those thousands of Americans arrive at the inevitable conclusion that sourdough experiments aren't really what they're all that into, and that only so much wine can be consumed at any one time, they can quit those things and move on to the next fad that scrolls across their Facebook feed. However, they're stuck with a dog. For some, that will actually end up being a great thing. For many others, it will mean those shelters fill right back up again when some sense of normalcy returns.
 
2021-01-27 12:23:29 PM  

Pocket Ninja: After finishing the wine and the sourdough experiments and feeling still unfulfilled and uneasy, thousands of Americans flocked to animal shelters to find the kind of comfort, love, nonjudgmental understanding and loyalty that dogs uniquely offer.

Shelters across the country have been picked clean of dogs and folks now have to apply seven or eight times before they get lucky.

The problem with this is that when all those thousands of Americans arrive at the inevitable conclusion that sourdough experiments aren't really what they're all that into, and that only so much wine can be consumed at any one time, they can quit those things and move on to the next fad that scrolls across their Facebook feed. However, they're stuck with a dog. For some, that will actually end up being a great thing. For many others, it will mean those shelters fill right back up again when some sense of normalcy returns.


I hope that you are wrong, but I suspect that you are correct.
 
2021-01-27 3:06:15 PM  

Pocket Ninja: After finishing the wine and the sourdough experiments and feeling still unfulfilled and uneasy, thousands of Americans flocked to animal shelters to find the kind of comfort, love, nonjudgmental understanding and loyalty that dogs uniquely offer.

Shelters across the country have been picked clean of dogs and folks now have to apply seven or eight times before they get lucky.

The problem with this is that when all those thousands of Americans arrive at the inevitable conclusion that sourdough experiments aren't really what they're all that into, and that only so much wine can be consumed at any one time, they can quit those things and move on to the next fad that scrolls across their Facebook feed. However, they're stuck with a dog. For some, that will actually end up being a great thing. For many others, it will mean those shelters fill right back up again when some sense of normalcy returns.


I expect that I'll be getting one or two of the re-abandoned or Covid-orphaned pooches in the after times. Lost my old dog (in profile) in 2013, lost my two doggos (bonded non litter mate brothers) to their favorite person after a breakup in 2017. I was about ready to recommit to dog having when the pandemic hit us all. Pretty much any dog not too big for an apartment or a Sentra will do. Wish I had dog or dogs now for napping and later silly pet watching.
 
2021-01-27 3:51:49 PM  
Charlie came from a shelter about 12 years ago.  He's a sweetheart.   Hopefully people won't be returning dogs to the shelter because the pandemic's over.   However, here's a fun story: Back pre modern times when everybody does the right thing (kidding), people would take their dog to the shelter when they went on summer vacation so they didn't have to for the dog's boarding.  Then, when they got back after their vacation, they'd adopt a new dog.  Heard this from a vet, it was common.   I would like to think it's gotten better but when I had Charlie operated on (dog bite), they had me sign DNR's because maybe I wouldn't want to pay if things got bad. (it cost $3 grand as it was).  There seem to be a lot of folk who treat animals like property and not like a member of the family.

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2021-01-27 8:49:45 PM  
Olive and Mabel! Come back!
 
2021-01-27 9:17:15 PM  
 Dear lord I want to adopt a doggo, But since March I can barely care for myself. It would be cruel of me to bring a dog into my life given the uncertainty these days.

I WANT A DOG.

/or a cat, I don't really care
 
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