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They fell in love with their pandemic pets. Now they don’t want to leave them.

Lindsay Beattie works on her computer as her new dog, Moose, hangs by her side at home in Fort Lauderdale. There’s been a rush on new pets during the pandemic with pet owners having more time to take care of an animal, but now that many have to return to the office, there’s lots of anxiety about leaving the pets home alone.  (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS) 16120783W 16120783W

We can’t stay home forever. Soon we’ll start heading back to the office and taking vacations. Our pets will wonder where we went. And we will get that pit in our stomach, like when we left our kids at school for the first time.

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