Pets delighted their humans are home during lockdown

In these challenging times our cats and dogs are thrilled that we're home.

In this worrying time our pets are the ones helping us through the coronavirus crisis with wagging tales and the sudden realisation on their part that they now have constant access to belly rubs, ear scratches and the attention of their humans.

As the battle against the pandemic continues they are also the ones providing vital companionship in return.

The benefits of pet ownership for health and wellbeing are well-documented with them reducing loneliness and lifting mood.

In lockdown, pets are proving a lifesaver.