COVID-Related Separation Anxiety When Returning to the Workplace

Amber Johnson-Drake
COVID has had an impact on all of us including our pets. For us, staying home meant a substantial reduction in our interactions with other people. Our pets, on the other hand, likely gained a significant amount of socialization time. They undoubtedly embraced the extra time and attention they received as a result of our increased presence at home. However, when pet owners return to work, it's not easy for them to understand why we are no longer able to be around as frequently.

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Win a Special Pet Portrait

Kevin Dixon

Kayla has a heart for animals and an artistic flair - so naturally when she started painting, she painted pets. In 2016 she started her official artist page & accepted commissions from many pet owners across the United States. Folks loved her colorful watercolors. She captured dogs, cats, big and small, and painted watercolor paintings so full of life & personality - everyone loved them!

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These celebrities can't hide their love for dogs

Kevin Dixon

We love seeing celebrities with their dogs, especially when they've rescued dogs from shelters and given them a great new home. Can you say #luckydog? Here are some of our favorite dog-loving celebs and the luckiest dogs we know. Who is your favorite celebrity dog fan? Should we follow them on our Instagram?

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Dogs We Love: Grinning Gluta

Kevin Dixon

Dogs are naturally pretty happy-go-lucky, so to saw that you've got the happiest dog in the world is quite a statement. One look at Gluta, though, and you've gotta agree, she's one happy pooch.

Gluta was a stray dog rescued in her native Thailand. Her owner discovered troubling symptoms that eventually turned out to be cervical cancer. After surgery and chemotherapy, the lucky pup was eventually deemed cancer-free. From the joyful look that never seems to leave Gluta's face, it's clear she's made a full recovery. These days, Gluta is the star of her own Tumblr where photographer Sorasart Wisetsin documents her adventures. Whether lounging in fields of grass or wearing a variety of items on her head, Gluta brings joy wherever she goes.

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Via Miss Moss.

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Dogs We Love: Maddie on Things

Kevin Dixon

Every pet owner's done it: Your dog is standing there, minding her own business when suddenly the idea pops into your head, "Wouldn't it be funny if I could get her to stand on top of that tall thing over there?" Generally our practical side will win out of these sorts of silly/crazy/dangerous ideas. But when photographer Theron Humphrey has a similar train of thought, instead of talking himself out of the crazy idea to pose his dog on top of his truck, he ran with it. What developed was a series of (highly entertaining) photos of his coonhound, Maddie, entitled simply, Maddie on Things.

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Maddie the Coonhound is a rescue (yay!) who accompanied Humphrey on a photo project across the country. He began photographing her along the way and discovered Maddie's uncanny ability to balance atop just about anything. The photos gained a following on Instagram and soon Maddie and her balancing act went viral. She's become something of a celebrity, having appeared on The Today Show and Buzzfeed, just to name a few.

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These  days, Maddie seems to be doing less balancing, but between William Wegman-style photo opps and a book tour, her life is still quite lovely, and definitely well-documented. For more pics of Maddie on things, check out her Instagram or website.

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