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.
A photo of the author’s wife hugging their new puppy.

“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…