Jingle, jangle, PIPER!

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.

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.