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post #1 of 230 (permalink) Old 03-19-2020, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Okay it has just been announced this evening. The Governor of California just announced that he is putting the entire State of 40M residents under mandatory home sequester. Only exceptions will be for getting groceries, going to the doctor, or essential employees as defined by the State. Residents are allowed to walk outside if they practice social distancing.

This is bad, REALLY BAD!

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Hi, Mom of Bing Lee, age 9 months. Live in San Francisco, 4 days into our sequestering protocol (same as State mandate). Have to do something with 40 million residents. Taking advantage of this time to get all the stuff I wanted to get accomplished in in the home and garden.
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Still can walk Bing. We do three miles total a day, am and pm, now 7 days a week. I am embracing my part in stemming the flow of the virus. I am lucky, live near the ocean and there are lots of folks with dogs. We are pulling together as a community, people are positive. Wish all Havanese readers to stay safe and take care of your families and our precious dog kids.
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We arenít required to do it here (yet) but it is requested of as many people as possible. Many people are working from home. I am at home as is my DIL and granddaughter, My son is still working, but he works outdoors, so he has little danger. My husband is a CPA, and still going to his office, but he and his three employees all have separate spaces, and they are requesting that clients mail in their paperwork then arrange phone meetings rather than face to face. While the deadline for PAYING taxes has been extended by 90 days, stupidly, they have not extended the FILING date. So the taxes still have to get done...
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I teach French at a public high school in a Minneapolis suburb. Students didn't report for school this week so that teachers could prepare for "distance learning" which will begin after Spring Break (March 21 through 29). DH teaches math at a public high school near the Iowa border. Students reported to school on Monday for the last time, then teachers reported to prepare for "distance learning" which will begin next week. DH has been sick, however, so he stayed home Tuesday through today. He's finally starting to feel a little better. I was sick the week before DH. (Colds for both of us. No fever.) Next week, even though students at DH's school will be learning at a distance, the teachers will have to report. Neither of us understand why. My district will be allowing us to teach from our homes. Although I would much rather be teaching my students in my classroom, I am looking forward to gaining TWO HOURS A DAY by not doing my commute! But enough about that ... What's Shama doing, you wonder? She was just chewing on the corner of a cardboard box! She's almost five years old, so what is up with that? Time for a redirect ... I put a tiny bit of peanut butter in her horse hoof, she raced to her purple mat to lie down to wait for her treat, and I gave her the hoof. She's been going at it for the past 15 minutes. What a good girl!
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We have been cooped at at Casa de Ricky for the last week due to my self imposed quarantine and unseasonable heavy rain. I could see that Ricky was getting a little lethargic and perhaps depressed with the disruption in his regular routine. We tried to compensate with game playing in the house and lots of interaction, which helped, but still wasn't enough.

Despite the sequestration order last night, this morning bloomed bright and sunny, a beautiful brisk new Spring day and I was not going to miss that opportunity. I decided to hit the trails on our normal routine and run Ricky's legs off to burn up some of his pent up energy. So off we went at 7 AM. He was in heaven enjoying all the fresh outdoor smells, pumping his little legs, and meeting some of his friends, doggie and human (at a distance). He was grinning eyeball to eyeball. Three miles and an hour later we had completed our typical loop, which we hadn't done in three weeks. He was ready for his hearty breakfast and ate it con gusto. For Ricky, the earth was spinning on its axis again. He took a lengthy nap this morning and again this afternoon. He was pooped but contented. This evening we had our customary TGIF Fiesta. Ricky had a Kong filled with his favorite vegetables and then finished off chewing on a Bully Stick, Momi and Popi had........never mind. Then it was off for another one mile evening walk with a bedtime poop and potty. Ricky was exhausted and ready to hit his crate and crash. As I post this, he is peacefully sound asleep next to me in his crate. But he will be ready and anxious for this same routine tomorrow morning and so will I.

The point of this post is that the three of us insist that life will go on as normal, even though somewhat modified. We view this new way of doing things under the pandemic as an adventure, learning new ways, but organizing our lives in a normal manner that is familiar to us. Don't lose confidence in yourself and your ability to adapt. Amigos, we can do this together and in the words of Joan Baez, "We Shall Overcome" and we shall prevail. Blessings to all those in the health and education fields. Peace, out.

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It was a few days of adjustment for our Havanese, I have to admit. Everyone being home all of the time is so unusual for us, and usual itís at the end of the day so it signals playtime. Iíve never really let him wander, but he wants to go from room to room to visit everyone. He also tries to herd us together sometimes, which is kind of funny. After a few days of sporadically trying to get us to play ten times a day, he seems to have settled in. He did pee on the rug where sawdust had been tracked into the house from the garage so Iím not sure what Iím going to do about that one. I did set up his potty tray with wood pellets, which we havenít used in a while, but Iím still a little nervous about the sawdust that will inevitably be tracked through the house because I planned a big, dusty project for the COVID-19 home time.

Heís the star of all DHís conference calls and my kidsí online school video calls!
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It was a few days of adjustment for our Havanese, I have to admit. Everyone being home all of the time is so unusual for us, and usual itís at the end of the day so it signals playtime. Iíve never really let him wander, but he wants to go from room to room to visit everyone. He also tries to herd us together sometimes, which is kind of funny. After a few days of sporadically trying to get us to play ten times a day, he seems to have settled in. He did pee on the rug where sawdust had been tracked into the house from the garage so Iím not sure what Iím going to do about that one. I did set up his potty tray with wood pellets, which we havenít used in a while, but Iím still a little nervous about the sawdust that will inevitably be tracked through the house because I planned a big, dusty project for the COVID-19 home time.

Heís the star of all DHís conference calls and my kidsí online school video calls!
Maybe have people take shoes off coming in so that the sawdust stays out?

We also had a poop accident here the other day when it rained really heavily, and because of too much going on, disrupted routine, too many people and too much confusion, I don't know whether Pixel was just upset and off her game, or if she tried to get someone to let her out and no one listened. Yes, there is the litter box, but she likes privacy, and if there were people in the kitchen and my office, she might not have felt comfortable in either litter box place. So we are going to need to be more careful on rainy days!

Change and disruption for all of us, but we'll all adjust! It's a beautiful day here again, and as soon as the baby wakes up from her nap, WE are going out for a walk too. Everyone but poor Kodi, who is still grounded because of his shoulder. I'll take him out for a sniff walk and some training later.

...And although it's a BIT early, I think I'm going to set my obedience ring up this weekend, so we can get back in a training routine. I haven't done ANYTHING since our school closed.


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Obviously burglars haven't been watching the news! Yesterday we had an attempted burglary. Don't they know everyone in California is at home. Our doorbell rang and DH went to the door. There was a young woman looking at her phone. Supposedly she was at our house to pick up her friend who was house cleaning. I would have immediately been alerted, but DH thought she might be at the wrong house since a neighbor is remodeling. He noticed she didn't go to that house and got into a Lexus with a driver. The car continued down the street turned around and sped past our house. He then noticed the driver had a hoodie on. He got into his car to follow and call the police. Heading down the hill he saw the police at a house. They were alerted because the house had an alarm system. The house must have had cameras because the sheriff said the Lexus was stolen. Thank goodness we were home this time! Last time we were not that lucky. ☹️
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People of Aldi. Not to be confused with: People of Walmart.

A friend of mine took a photo of this lady shopping at Aldi in her Beekeeper Outfit, Gloves and a Gas Mask underneath.

Another friend said, two college students showed up at Walmart in Hazmat Suits. They were freaking out shoppers and were asked to leave.

We're living in a Surreal World. The Government needs to Shut Down Wall Street, which isn't helping matters.
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Heather, I can't believe your DH got in his car to follow the would-be burglars! I'm glad it wasn't worse for you ... Mikki, that is a crazy photo ... Thanks, all, for the updates.
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