Friday, March 27, 2020

Social Distancing Cat Style


Hi All! We are still here (thank COD) and doing well (knock on wood!) First, in the photo above that is NOT a stain on the carpet, it's the shadows :)

Thinking of all of you and everyone affected by the invisible demon plaguing us all.

I am grateful that my life was pretty boring long before the virus gripped the world. We don't eat out often, haven't seen a movie in the theater for quite some time. After having lived alone for many, many, many years being alone (or just with my husband, Cody and Dakota) isn't upsetting to me.

I have been busy cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, washing my hands incessantly, taking walks, and keeping up with people via facebook and when I can, I visit as many blogs as possible.

In the coming weeks I am praying for my family, friends and everyone to stay healthy. I am hoping to start drawing again and do some things that I always said I didn't have time for.

Be sure to take care of yourselves, be safe, stay healthy, and as Cody and Dakota are doing above, practice social distancing!

Lots of love from us to you!


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  1. Pipo always practices that social distancing thing...and the pups are doing it right now...they are bagged out on opposite sides of the room...

    We too are all well, and somehow muddling through this new phase that was forced upon us. We mostly led a quiet homebody life, but now pawppy is working from home, church is online, and petcretary has to HUNT for noms. Sheesh.
    She went to the special hour for seniors and there were more peeps in the store than at regular hours...and the shelves were still bare and bereft of many things. She thinks the other special time she qualifies for(Essential workers) will be not much better....
    Work in the nursing home is very strange indeed...and working with dementia peeps is so hard, because they just have no idea why they cannot see their loved ones. They can use the phone or video conferencing, but they want to touch and hug them...and now we cannot even do that for them...hugs are not considered a good thing with social distancing. Booo....
    I I am in a high risk group, so I pray this will stay OUT of our facility. Else I will have to take time away from my work.

    The dogs are getting really long walks...and I Pipo, am getting lots of scritches! The silver lining...

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  2. MOL - Kinley won't let me social distance from her!

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  3. Mrs H is doing the social distance thing as best she can — early morning exercise and late night shopping. I do my best too, which the mice seem to appreciate, MOL
    Purrs and stay well wishes.
    ERin

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  4. Caren, my best to you all, I hope you and your family stay healthy and safe.

    I'm used to living a pretty isolated life, being on my own and not having any family here other than Derry, so that's okay. But I'm working from home now and miss seeing bus friends, chatting with drivers I know, chatting with co-workers, going for tea lattés, browsing in the shops, etc. We'll get through this, but I think life might look a bit different afterward. I hope we'll all continue to practice better hygiene...and when safety masks are back in stock, I will be buying some for use on public transit and in stores!

    Take care. Hugs and purrs from us.

    Kim and Derry

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  5. Stay safe. Good to hear from you.
    Sue

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  6. Our lives are about the same except for no dog sports, so not a big deal for us either. As long as Mom can get food for herself and us, we are good to stay home. Walks and runs are still allowed so we will be doing those as usual too.

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  7. The Hubby and I are fortunate, to have a bit of elbow room in the house, and right now, I'm using the upstairs table as my work-from-home desk. He stays downstairs, since he's always doing something in the kitchen. We've taken a few drives, but they are surprisingly unhelpful, but visiting the local park was delightful...think we'll do that again soon. I get outside to walk once or twice a day, plus my frequent trips to smooch all over The PO'M...

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    1. you are lucky/blessed! We have a 2 bedroom condo so we are pretty much in each other's faces much of the day lol. We have also been walking, but not as much as I would like/should be. Am extra worried about you and Sue, Ingrid and others in our Mitten state since our numbers are crazy high for the size of our state. I attribute MUCH of that to the casinos having remained open almost a week after other places were closing. It's pretty scary here. Lenny and I both are no longer entering stores. If available we are doing curbside pickup on whatever groceries we can get. Stay safe/healthy!

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  8. I'm glad you all are doing okay, we're okay down here too. It sure is quiet. Stay safe, healthy and virus-free.

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    1. doing our best. Michigan is one of the states in the top 5 of highest cases which has us pretty nervous. We are now doing curbside pickup on whatever groceries we can get, neither of us are going into any store for the foreseeable future. Please stay safe and healthy!

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  9. Our routine hasn't changed much either. Good to hear you are staying safe!

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  10. We are all social distancing from each other! Each of us is very solitary in nature! Glad things are going well for you all.

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  11. Great advice. We're staying in too. We like being home so it's all good.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥

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  12. We're staying home over here and only go out for walks. We cross the street if we see someone else on the sidewalk. Stay safe!

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  13. We are both in the higher risk category so have to self isolate for 12 weeks We are lucky we have our fields we can walk around in. We are advised not to get any public contact and to do our food shopping online. That is a joke! None of the supermarkets have delivery or click and collect slots before the end of April. Luckily one of the girls who keeps her horse with us is getting the essentials and leaving it by our gate.We also always keep the store cupboard and the big chest freezer well stocked so we should be okay for a while.

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  14. I'm glad to hear that everyone is doing well.
    sending purrs

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  15. Excellent post- we are also doing what you are doing. Taking care and enjoying what we have together.

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  16. Good job Cody and Dakota! Praying you stay healthy. Sending you love and hugs. XO

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  17. Stay safe! I'm terrible at social distancing (according to my human), but she is pretty good at it, as she's always kept her distance from strangers anyway. I hope everybody stays well!

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  18. We are practicing social distancing at our house by Mom closing her office door while Dad (working from home) has a bazillion meetings from the dining room table. We have to pick sides. Mostly we pick Mom but her office gets pretty darn hot. And if we pick Dad, our ears hurt after awhile.

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  19. Keeping our paws in virtual touch keeps us purring! Check out our situation on Day 15 of LOCKDOWN - yup uh huh City LOCKDOWN in San Franfuncisco - it's all on my blog The GUido Gazette.

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  20. You give the good example, Cody and Dakota, looks like you just measured it all out...MOL...We're glad to hear that you're all fine. We're all back to basics as it seems...at least for us😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

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  21. Mom and dad are pretty good at social distancing ordinarily since neither are really all that social to begin with. Dad has his work and his friends in here, but that's about it. Mom has a handful of friends, but they only keep in touch via email for the most part anyway. Dad's work has been cut back, and he fears once these new guidelines take effect Monday evening it's going to get worse. He and mom are enjoying some sun time out on our deck, and so far they haven't torn each other's hair out... yet. Stay safe, and stay well.

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    1. you sound like us. We only go out to dinner a handful of times during the year, don't go to movies. I'm in Michigan and we are in the top 5 with the most cases. My husband subs and obviously with school closed there's no subbing. So many are being impacted. We have been in Shelter at Home for about a week but I was staying home before that. I am like your wife too, I mostly communicate with friends via facebook and email so for me that part isn't that hard. Please stay safe and well!

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  22. Good job, Cody and Dakota (and Mom and Dad)! I've been working from home for the past 3 1/2 weeks, and we're doing okay here. Like you said, staying in, social distancing, taking walks, and cleaning stuff. Stay safe, and stay well! XO

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    1. Please, please, please stay safe and stay well!!!!! Worried about all of you! xoxo

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  23. Some cats really dig this "social distancing" concept [Bear] ... others [Ellie]? Not so much! Then again, I did social distancing ... does that make me a bad person?

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  24. I'm in introvert and a homebody anyway, so this is pretty easy for me. I did have to cancel some rare plans to go to the seacoast, which was a bummer, since I love the ocean. I have also had to postpone some plans for a new business, but I'm hoping this just slows them down, but doesn't stop them!
    Stay safe and healthy! ♥

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  25. Cats certainly know all about social distancing that is for sure!! Glad to see you are keeping well and doing lots of cleaning--me too! Stay safe!

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