Dogs, cats might need help with transition as their owners return to work
Many families adopted new animals during the pandemic, and it will take some adjusting for the pets to become accustomed to spending more time alone. - TNS

SAN DIEGO — As she typed on a laptop computer on the dining room table last month, wrapping up some work for her job at UC San Diego, Yvonne Grobe could feel the weight of a very serious stare burning into her from the next room. Working in her current office space in San Carlos, California during the COVID-19 pandemic, Grobe slowly turned her head to the left. There, just above a half wall separating the dining area from the family room, the family's energetic 3 1/2-year-old dog, Marcus, was up on the back of the couch — his head tilted, tongue out and panting, big brown eyes focused on Grobe...