I meant to get my weekend update out on the actual weekend, but my family kept me so busy the past two days that this is the first time I’ve had 5 minutes to myself.
Let me just say that I love my family with all my heart, but helping them thru this pandemic is becoming exhausting!! I’m starting to understand why some dogs are willing to endure the humiliation of going for a walk in a stroller! How many walks do humans think we need?!
For some reason all my family wanted to do this past weekend was be outside.
I just don’t get it. The outside has always been there—I know because I go out there every single day. But my family is acting like it’s some new thing that just appeared on the other side of the backdoor. It’s so weird.
They are utterly fascinated by the outdoors now. It’s like their drawn to it by some unseen force—I bet it’s the same force that draws me to the litter box! (I am truly powerless against that force!)
The kids even dusted off their bikes and rode around the neighborhood—without me!! That hurt—A Lot. I made sure to show my displeasure by standing at the foot of the driveway and barking incessantly. And I would have stayed there until they returned had mom not distracted me by throwing a handful of food in the grass. Ugh…if only I had the strength to deny my stomach and continue my protest.
Anyway, between washing cars, playing in sprinklers, mowing the grass, not taking me for along on a bike ride, pulling weeds, going for walks, working on outdoor lighting and putting more plants in pots, we were outside all weekend!
It is making me wonder: do pandemics make humans forget about the importance of air conditioning and carpet and tv?
I mean I love the outside too, but even I got to the point I wanted to go back inside. A dog can only take so many games of fetch and so much digging. And my teeth need a break from chewing sticks and pinecones.
Between you and me I am so glad everyone is back on their glowing rectangles today. I can finally take a break!
I hope your having a good day, and that your pet is taking a nice long nap—they probably really need it!