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It’s a Dog’s Life

A friend recently sent me an adorable pic of a raggedy dog with a wide, jowly grin. The caption read: ‘Pandemic pooches everywhere.’ It couldn’t be more apt. Probably the happiest beings by far right now are the dogs around the world because owning a pooch has become a symbol of freedom. And dogs are the ultimate winners. It’s no longer a chore or a bore to walk the dog but a source of great joy and anticipation. And not just for the dog. In fact, if dog owners had tails, they would be wagging too. You could say that owning a dog in this pandemic has become the ultimate get out of jail free card. A genuine reason to be out and about.  Not that all dog owners are deserving of special treatment. Going on the informed reports of another friend, (she hears all trending gossip in a well-heeled medical hub), there are many ‘fake’ dog owners who are using pooches for their own ends. They’re walking dogs, (sometimes borrowed), that once barely saw …