Ten things my dog taught me about COVID
- Barking at the gate doesn’t always scare off the intruder.
- Constant barking at the gate is more annoying than useful.
- If the intruder is really scary sometimes it is safer to stay at home and not visit anyone, even if you like a ride in the car.
- Stock up with food, cans will do; toilet paper not so much.
- Make sure you continue to keep watch on other members of the pack; they might feel unsafe for a long time while the intruder is about.
- Turn off the nightly TV news sometimes; the family can get quite upset by what they see the intruder is doing to people far away.
- If you can’t travel so much, find a fun hobby. There is always time to dig a bigger, better hole at home.
- Enjoy home; get up on a different sofa or chair with a good book, or better still, have a snooze.
- Not everyone wants to get a jab, but sometimes you’ve just gotta do what you gotta do. I’m told distemper is really awful.
- If you cook, cook more; your dog will love you for it.
- If you work from home, remember to be nice frequently during the day to those around you. You might be getting in their way, after all.
- Encourage clever people to find ways to beat the intruder; even they need praise and encouragement.
- Be calm; all will be well, all manner of things will be well.
- Walk more often; your dog will love you for it.
- My dog can’t count.
Thank you, Geoff, for a very amusing and very thoughtful reflection. While each of the items was instructive, I especially liked nos. 5, 6 and 11. Keep smiling and keep offering your wisdom.
Good article & reminds me Dog is God spelled backwards.