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How lockdown sparked a national love affair with pets

Many families have expanded in recent months. Their new additions have fur and four legs

While recent talk of a lockdown-induced baby boom looks set to prove as mistaken as any early-days Covid conjecturing, many families have nonetheless expanded in recent months. The new additions they’ve welcomed bear names like Bella, Poppy and Alfie, and their needs will likely have infringed on sleep and freedoms, demanding altered routines and a sizeable chunk of cash down the line. What they won’t ever do is leave…

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