Like everyone else, we’re taking all the usual precautions with the coronavirus. We’re fortunate in that we’ve worked from home for the past 20 years, so there isn’t too much disruption in our daily lives. The dogs, of course, carry on as normal with their daily lives, which revolve around the usual list of demands for us: Feed me, walk me, rub my belly, feed me, fluff up my bedding, feed me … etc.
The snow has mostly melted — it generally takes until April here — and what we call the “glacier” in the dog yard has finally retreated to the far corners, leaving soggy, bare ground in its wake. But that ground is now alive with the smell of life returning to the soil, and the dogs are enjoying sniffing the earth again after six months of snow cover.
That’s Wally in the photo above, showing you his mobile blanket routine. He had been buried under it while sleeping on the large bed at the right of the photo. Sometimes when he gets up, rather than bothering with digging his way out of his burrow, he just takes the bedding with him and deposits it along the way. He can cover a surprising amount of ground while walking with a blanket on top.
That’s all for now — we’ll be back in May. Until then, stay well and stay healthy!