2 min read (Articles narrated by Mabel)
It’s no secret that 2020 was a crazy year for everyone. Besides, most humans seem overjoyed to move on and hopefully get a fresh start. But from a dog’s perspective, it wasn’t all bad. In fact, I had plenty of big milestones this year, just like rescue dogs all over the world. So, with 2020 behind us, I thought it might be fun to look back on the positive moments in this chaotic year.
We started 2020 thinking it was going to be the best year of our lives. January seemed just about as normal as usual, and we all had our New Year’s resolutions. Molly even went on a concert cruise in early February when everything was still normal in the United States. We had no idea what was ahead of us!
Suddenly, a virus that seemed insignificant at first was all over the news. We were confused about what information to believe and how to act. Soon, the humans had to quarantine, which apparently was shocking for them. But for dogs, it was amazing! Molly was home even more than usual, which meant extra love and attention for us.
Things only seemed to be getting worse the longer the year went on, but believe it or not, there were some victories at the start of the quarantine. More families were choosing to adopt dogs during their time at home. So, many shelters were emptied, which was amazing! Of course, it didn’t fix the dog overpopulation problem completely, but it surely helped.
Even as the pandemic continued, life also continued as usual. In July, we moved across the country to my home state: Wisconsin. It was a 20-hour drive and it was exhausting, but we finally got our first house. Now, Taco and I even have our own fenced-in yard.
The fall was clearly very stressful for humans. Not only were the coronavirus cases getting worse, but the presidential election was approaching. However, while humans were worried, dogs were thriving! Puppy mill sales were banned in San Antonio and Denver finally lifted their ban on Pit Bulls! On top of everything else, Joe Biden will be bringing the first shelter dog into the White House. What a great time to be a rescue dog!
As 2020 came to a close, things got busier for us. We finally got our first foster dog, who has since been adopted. It was an incredible experience, and I know Molly is eager to do it again. Right now, we’re taking a short break in between foster dogs, but you’ll definitely see more updates soon.
2020 sure was a crazy year, but it wasn’t all bad. Let’s try our best to focus on the positive notes and look toward the future. I have no idea what 2021 will hold, but I hope it continues to get better for dogs in need.
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