“Bida has been a source of joy and comfort for us since she came into our lives nearly four years ago, but I truly can’t imagine the past year without her by our side. During this tumultuous, chaotic and trying year, one of the greatest things she’s done is helped us maintain a crucial sense of stability. Every morning, when my husband wakes up at 6:30 and shuffles into the kitchen to make coffee, Bida immediately steals his spot in bed, curling up right under the covers with me until I wake up at a decidedly more respectable hour. She notices if we work too late - (so easy to do when there’s no commute home to worry about) - whining urgently to indicate that it’s past time to retire to the living room. The simple fact of her presence has often kept me from giving in to the anxiety and hopelessness of the year. When our cat of 15+ years suddenly died over the summer (ok not suddenly... we think he was at least 20 years old...) and it seemed like too much to bear on top of everything else, Bida patiently waited out my grieving period, as long as I occasionally snapped out of it long enough to play with her in the backyard. The best thing about dogs is that if you let them, they love you the exact same every day."
- Sarah and Mike Marzano, and Bida