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Rescue dog: Why my pet's my saviour in these troubled times

Bairbre Power


Being with her pooch 24/7 is the only positive in this scary landscape we now find ourselves living in, writes Bairbre Power

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It mutt be love: Bairbre Power and her Yorkshire terrier Romy. Photo: Arthur Carron

It mutt be love: Bairbre Power and her Yorkshire terrier Romy. Photo: Arthur Carron

It mutt be love: Bairbre Power and her Yorkshire terrier Romy. Photo: Arthur Carron

There are two chairs in my new home office. One for myself, the second for my canine buddy, Romy Power.

My 10-year-old miniature Yorkshire terrier has transitioned to the new arrangement by curling up as close as she can, snoozing to the tapping sound of my keyboard but always vigilant. She is on high alert and keeps a watchful eye on any trips to the kitchen.

'Not too much coffee', she blinks at me. Long stares from those gorgeous brown eyes. At first, I thought she was confused at seeing me 24/7 but her alertness to sounds, especially a ring on the doorbell and desire to stay uber-close is because dogs pick up on human anxiety. Romy is Mammying me.