By Grace, age 12
I remember how much I hated being stuck at home during the pandemic. Jingle, Jangle… that’s when the memory came back to me… PIPER. I knew by that sound that PIPER WAS COMING! People always say animals are the answer to everything, but I never really understood until this moment. My family never had pets. I was in the dark with what it would feel like to have one.
Piper was my neighbor Rose’s dog and we clicked instantly. I still remember the first time I watched her do what I call the “butt wiggles!” When Piper and I got to a deserted road we would run and play, and for a split second I felt like it was just us.
These moments gave me hope. I didn’t have to think about the world and difficult times. After long days of stress I could simply enjoy seeing her ears flopping in the wind. Pipe has helped me cope with the daily struggles because she gives me a sense of faith that everything will be okay. Every person should have the opportunity to feel the love I have for Piper the Pup.