Blog #21 – Corona Lockdown

I hope that everyone reading this is well especially with so much going on at the moment, it’s hard to even know if we are coming or going and what day of the week it is. As we live in a crazy world with a lot of uncertainty. I have had a lot of down time at home recently and have been making the most of it and been spending lots of time with the dogs. It’s been great…

I am never surprised by my dogs and how much they bring to my life in every way. They are not disposable and I’m not one to pass dogs around, breed for money or mistreat my dogs. I am hard when I need to be but also faire, there is a mutual respect between us and they all know their boundaries. They live inside in a large area I have cornered of for them in my very large kitchen. They are part of the family and every day life here and are involved in everything. The only down side is that my males don’t get on so they have to be kept separated but apart from that they all get on.

My friends and family would call my interest in dogs an obsession and I would agree. It is an obsession that began from my earliest memories of being around my grandfather and his working dogs on his farm. However, It’s during times like these that remind me why I am such a dog fanatic and why I prefer dogs over most people. Dogs don’t judge or hold grudges, they offer more loyalty and respect than most people in our modern day society. I’m sometimes accused of being old fashioned by some people but I think the world would be a much better place if more people were old fashioned, as not every bit of technology or modern way of thinking is the best way. As the old saying goes, if it’s not broke why fix it?

It’s also really sad to see how so many people have behaved all over the world during this health pandemic. The amount of people panic buying without little to no regard for other members of the community is attrocious. There is little to no care about anyone else apart from themselves. This is a perfect example of the modern way of thinking and in the end it’s the elderly and our emergency services workers who suffer the most because of these selfish individuals.  I think the majority of these self minded people could learn a lot from dogs!

I enjoy just sitting and watching my dogs interact with each other, seeing their different personalities, what ticks them off, how they react in certain scenarios and different environments, and how the pack dynamics work between them. My dogs bring me a sense of tranquility and peace of mind wether it’s at home or when I’m out and about with them. I love watching them stretch their legs whilst exploring and having a mooch around in our normal stamping grounds. Now more than ever, it’s important to keep yourself busy and do things that you enjoy to keep yourself mentally and physically active. There seems to be a lot more questions than answers at the moment. There is also a lot of misinformation, conspiracies and theories flying around with the help of social media. Unfortunately, I think that this will go on for a little while yet before everything settles down again and we get some normality back into our lives.

wish everyone all the very best during these tough times and hope that you all look after yourselves and your loved ones. Stay safe!

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