Human Parts
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Human Parts

This Is Us

A Sad Story About a Good Dog, Adopted in a Pandemic

My wife and I adopted a ‘pandemic puppy’ to make self-isolating less lonely. It didn’t work out like that.

A photo of the author’s wife hugging their new puppy.
Alex and Nola. Photo courtesy of the author.

“I think we should get a dog.” This was my wife, Alex, our first night sheltered in place. I was on the couch, in sweatpants, eating a burrito; Alex stood…

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Dan Moore

Dan Moore

Writer | The Ringer, SF Chronicle, Human Parts, Forge, Oaklandside | Editor-in-Chief: PS I Love You. Twitter @dmowriter. Web https://www.danmoorewriter.com/