An On-Line Publication of The Anonymous Anything Society
DESPITE COVID-19, AMERICANS STILL
SPEND BIG ON PETS
(Phil receives a heartfelt letter about furry friends.)
I'm an only child, but I could always depend on Max. He was basically
family. The only difference was that he had four legs instead of two.
Polls show that 95% of Americans consider their pets to be a part of their
Max passed away in 2018 but he'll always be a huge part of my life.
Now I'm finally ready to find a new pet to add to my family.
Working from home during the pandemic has given me more time to take care of
a pet again, so later this month, I'm going to a ranch for rescue dogs
to hopefully find the right one.
Covid-19 has only highlighted our bonds with our pets. As we spend
more time at home, their companionship has become almost essential.
In fact, a recent survey by TD Ameritrade found that 89% of Americans
feel that dogs and cats are helping them feel less lonely right now.
So, it's no wonder there has been a surge in pet adoptions and fostering now
that social distancing is the new normal.
-Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition