Saturday, November 7, 2020

Spring, COVID, and new puppies

Ryder, Spring 2020

With the arrival of Spring our world changed dramatically.  The COVID virus has stolen so much from our lives, and taught us all what living through a global pandemic would entail.  So many people lost their jobs, and tragically so many others lost their lives. We've been lucky so far, but the Nursing home where we did the majority of our therapy visits was hit particularly hard.  They had a huge outbreak of COVID, and 26 of the 70 residents passed away.  So many of our favorite residents, ones we had formed a close bond with over the years, are now gone.  We haven't been permitted to visit since all of this started and I know the collies miss their weekly visits with their friends.  When we finally do get to go back, it won't be the same.

Ryder, Spring 2020

I will admit that I greatly enjoy working from home, it's the one silver lining in all of this.  Being able to stay home with my collie coworkers has benefitted all of us.  They get to go outside whenever they want, they get my constant companionship, lots of walks and we even earned a few new titles.  Ryder, Scarlett and Sophie all earned their Novice Trick Dog titles.

Maizie, Spring 2020

Since I was going to be home so much, we decided to go ahead and breed our Maizie.  It seemed like the perfect time, as we couldn't go to dog shows, they were all cancelled.  And I was home pretty much all day, every day, so the puppies would never be alone.

More to come... 


  1. COVID has stolen so many beautiful lives. The only good thing about the pandemic is the staying at home and staying safe part.

  2. We're sorry to hear about how covid has affected the people where you do your therapy visits and hope you will be able to get back to visiting them soon.