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Day One With Our Covid Lockdown Puppy

Photo by Mia Anderson on Unsplash

My daughter has always wanted a dog. My husband and I were always against it. Neither of us wants the hassle or the smell in the house or the inability to leave the house without worrying about a dog.

But like thousands of others during Covid and lockdown, we’ve taken the plunge.

We have one child. She’ll be less lonely. We tell ourselves a dog will teach her…

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Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.