It’s hard to find a ray of light at the end of this very, very long and seemingly endless dark tunnel. Even as a journalist working from home during this period of self-isolation – every story is about COVID-19 and the vast majority of those stories are either diabolically negative or highly sensationalised.
That’s why the positive news stories – the very few of them scattered in this mess of madness – need to be celebrated and shared right now. And when I found this one, it was like having the cereal prize fall into my breakfast bowl again; my eyes lit up and I hope yours do too.
With that being said, I ask you to think about the nation’s dogs RN – and how ecstatic so many of them are that the most important people in their lives are home with them round the clock during this troubling times. They’re experiencing endless company; which means endless cuddles, endless attention and endless love. Not to mention that their walks have become the highlight of literally everyone’s day.
This adorable dachshund called Rolo is just one of the world’s many dogs making the most of an otherwise dire situation, right now. Rolo has been having a truly ‘paw-some’ time as of late; so much so that his consistent excitable tail-wagging has resulted in a minor sprain – poor thing.
His owner took to Twitter to share Rolo’s touching story.
“So my dog has been so happy that everyone is home for quarantine, that his tail has stopped working, so we went to the vet and the vet said ‘he had sprained his tail from excessively wagging it’.”
Luckily, Rolo is well and truly on the mend, so the internet can go back to finding this story totally adorable, guilt-free.
“Didn’t expect this happen, for those asking, he is currently on pain relief and the vet said he should be healed within a week, this is him on the 2nd day. He is super happy and there is now movement from side to side but he is struggling to lift it up in the air.”
Emma’s original tweet has racked up over 391,000 likes and over 48,000 retweets in just a day, as well as endless well-wishes left by concerned animal lovers in the comments.
Emma took to Twitter once again this afternoon to thank the sheer number of people who have reached out via Twitter to send their love to Rolo – and share a video taken when he was on top wagging form.
“Thanks for everyone’s concern, I’m sure he will be back wagging like this in no time.”
Here’s to the nation’s excitable pups. At least some of us are feeling carefree right now.
Images via Twitter and Getty
Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens. You can contact Ben at [email protected] Twitter: @PulsfordBen / Instagram: @thebenmidlerFollow