I recently wrote a post about our little mini-Schnauzer June and how she was reacting to the pandemic. Or to put it more precisely, how she was reacting to us, her humans, reacting to the pandemic. When I wrote the post she seemed to be a bit unsettled and needed to be closer to us.
But now, two weeks later, she has adjusted and is back to her usual places in the house and is taking part in her normal activities. Activities like squirrel watching. This is best done from the chaise in our eat-in kitchen.
Squirrel patrol can be tiring and June likes to take a break in her bed.
June is always happy to be out for walks with us on the trails and she likes to be the leader.
The weather has not always been the best. The other day after our trail walk June went out in the back garden and it started to snow! She said she would like to come in.
So I would have to say she has adjusted to the new pandemic routine. Or perhaps it is us, her humans, who have come to an acceptance of it.
I had lots of interesting comments both here on WordPress, and on Facebook, to the first post about pets and the pandemic. Some people had pets who were quite unfazed by it. Others, especially dog owners, had pets who were trying hard to engage their humans in activity by bringing them toys or staying closer than usual. Cats however were different. They either did not give a damn about what the humans were up to or, in classic cat fashion, made it clear that the humans were hanging around home far too much and intruding on their private time.
Have your pets adjusted to the new routines in the lock-downs?
I’d love to hear from you!