As we reach the mid-way point of the second national lockdown, our dogs are getting familiar with us being at home for longer and building a stronger bond with their pet parents. For those pet parents that work full time on-site and may have had friends, family, or dog walkers popping in during the day, we now have the luxury of being able to take our dog on that extra lunch time walk. The verdict is out, are dogs have been truly spoilt in a time when the world seems disarray.
Certainly, at Petsnooze we have seen our customers continue to spoil their dogs with new beds, blankets, toys and much more. I think we all feel very indebted to our furry friends for helping us get through the dark days and monotony of lockdown.
We are all hoping that this is the last national lockdown, and that an effective vaccine is created by Pfizer, Moderna, or Astrazeneca and rolled out soon so we can return to normality. However, We think the global pandemic will change the world even after we return to our normal routines, this may be in the form of increased home working as our companies realise home working is an effective strategy or less visits from friends and family as people become more comfortable with social distancing. We need our dogs now more than ever for comfort and love!
Our pet industries have been struggling during the lockdown, and we hope our walkers, groomers, trainers, and K9 events return to normal in 2021. We hope amongst many struggling industries including catering and hospitality that our pet industries bounce back stronger than ever.
As we look forward to Christmas this will be one of the strangest Xmas’s for most in modern history, so please share a thought for all the people who live alone and are unable to have the festive contact with their loved ones. Thanks to the wonder of modern technology we can at least video call and chat with our loved ones, but this will never replace physical contact.
However, amongst all the doom and gloom we hope that 2021 will be a much more positive year; so what do we have to look forward to? A new vaccine to return life to normal, the return of social events with our friends, family and colleagues, a traditional Xmas, the return of jobs and the economy. But throughout this time we have had one constant that always puts a smile on our face. Whether they are lying in their beds, destroying packaging, or playing with their toys. We want to give a huge thank you our lovely dogs!
The Petsnooze Team