THE GLOBE & MAIL PRINTS 3 PAGES CELEBRATING SPIRIT-LIFTING DOGS, IN A VERY BAD YEAR

Top spot on the Globe’s front cover, GRACIE, lives with long-term care nurse, Bridget Hudson and her husband. “We can’t imagine life without her now,” Ms. Hudson says of the bernedoodle.In the article ERIN ADERSSEN writes: “The past few months were a boom time for pet adoptions as Canadians sought Covid-19-Safe companions to share their isolation. New owners say it was a good decision in a very bad time.”  . . .  . . Above – photographer Kailee Mandel embraces her own pandemic dog, WALTER . . . . .    The late college professor, MARY OLIVER, wrote a poem capturing this pandemic we’re all going through . . . . .
“But there are days I wish
there was less in my head to examine,
not to speak of the busy heart.
How would it be to be Percy, I wonder, not
thinking, not weighing anything, just running forward.”