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A Labrador is helping Colombians shop by making deliveries to their doorsteps

A Labrador is helping Colombians shop by making deliveries to their doorsteps

Eight-year-old chocolate Labrador Eros trots through the city of Medellin, Colombia several times a day with a straw basket in his jaws, taking vegetables, fruit and packaged foods to customers of the El Porvenir mini-market. The handsome pooch is paid with treats and massages of his furry head. Eros’ pet parent Maria Natividad Botero says he helps her and her family maintain social distancing while running El Porvernir. “And people love it when we send the dog,” Botero told the…

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UK extends lockdown by 3 weeks, have the rules changed for walking your dog?

UK extends lockdown by 3 weeks, have the rules changed for walking your dog?

The UK government announced yesterday that it would extend its current nationwide lockdown measures by at least another three weeks. In a statement Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is that relaxing any of the measures currently in place would risk damage to both public health and the economy. So have the rules changed from the previous Covid-19 lockdown measures? According to the UK government guidelines on social distancing it appears…

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Walking the dog becomes a get out of jail card for locked down Spain

Walking the dog becomes a get out of jail card for locked down Spain

Walking the dog has become an enviable get-out-of-jail card in lockdown Spain with many dog parents offering their dogs for rent and others resorting to walking fake dogs to get out of the house. Unlike in Italy, where people can go out to stretch their legs despite a national lockdown, Spain has banned all such outside trips under its state of emergency amid the coronavirus crisis. But those in Spain can step outside if they have a four-legged friend but…

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