Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/07/01/what-makes-us-crack
Lovely and important. I’ve thought that a year or more from now, they’ll find that people with pets did better through COVID. Around the block from me is the “quad” at the entrance to a park with a pool, tennis courts, a soccer yard and two kids playgrounds.
While the pool, the playgrounds and soccer yard are closed the area with grass, some places to sit and the trees and birds are there.People bring their small children and dogs. And being outside, watching the dogs and birds, the children and small groups of people having lunch, talking are all good.
I agree. Pets in general seem to make people’s lives better. Speaking from experience my two dogs can be butts sometimes but I would be doing a whole lot worse off if it wasn’t for them.