Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
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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.
Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo)
(AKC titles) CGC, BN
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