Modern Parent
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Modern Parent

Andrea Kott

Oct 13, 2020

4 min read

Dogs and Marriage

Another month of pandemic has me rethinking the price of joy.

“Mom, whatever you do, don’t let George out back. There’s a sick-looking skunk out there.”

My brain heard my son’s warning, but George’s pining at the back door told my heart something else: Our sweet pup needed to go outside. So, I let him.

“MOM! Nooo!” Ben screamed, as George bolted toward the backyard fence, grabbed…