As of this writing, Doc and I are still going to work. As part of a large team of medical and mental health professionals, we are making sure that our patients are being taken care of. Many of the patients and staff are anxious, so I am here to help calm and comfort, it is just the natural way that dogs take care of their pack.
Doc told me she has been proud of how I have been comforting everyone. She said my behavior is a good reminder that we are all connected and should watch out for each other during these difficult times. It’s easy to get lost in your fear, but don’t despair as this too shall pass.
Any time there is uncertainty, the worst thing you can do is dwell on it 24/7. Doc and I have been spending a great deal of time outside when we are not at work. We take our daily walks, visit with the neighbors from a distance and check on our family and friends. Doc also spent part of Sunday counting our roles of toilet paper. We have 40 rolls. Don’t judge, she didn’t just go out and purchase these recently, she has been hording toilet paper since I have been alive. It’s a thing for her and now this pandemic has just reinforced that weird behavior. She is now smugly telling me that she always knew it would come to this one day and she would be prepared. I was proud that she offered the neighbor some of our stash when they told her they were running low. But I digress.
Relax, take a deep breath, wash your paws and watch some old reruns of your favorite sitcom. Until then, stay tuned.