How are you all (and your pets) coping with self isolation? Marc and I have both been really lucky that our workplaces have allowed us both to start working from home. I have now been working at our kitchen table for a month. The first weekend we managed to go skiing before all the ski slopes closed. The second weekend we were still allowed out into the provincial parks, so we could explore easy trails. Then everything got locked down, so we didn’t venture into the wilderness for a while (sob.)
So, we have been spending far more time than normal with the ruler of our flat, Monty. I figured it is about time for a monty update.
We’ve been living in Canada for almost three years now, so Monty is now pretty used to going for mini walks with his leash. He doesn’t like to go far. Sometimes he liked to sit with his nose just outside the door, watching the world go by.
One problem with working from home, is Monty is pretty sure the only reason we are around is to open and close the door for him, or to feed him on a whim. He is getting pretty loud at protesting for the door (especially when I’m on zoom calls.) this means I have been spending a lot of time wearing two cardigans so Monty can sit with the door open like this.
Cat in the snow
We only had a couple of snowy weeks in Canada this year. The first time it snowed, Monty did venture out, but he was not into it at all. He never spent more than one minute getting his paws cold.
Later in the winter when we had one big dump of snow, Monty was a little bit braver.
He is much happier exploring the pathways of Vancouver in the springtime though!
Self-isolating hoomans are so annoying
One of Monty’s main problems at the moment is that he is getting way too much love. Just as he is getting on with his daily cat business, there are always hoomans in the way, picking him up, wrapping him in blankets or grabbing his toys for a play. It’s pretty exhausting.
Monty also has to investigate every time I make a cuppa, just in case I am also fetching cat-treats. Normally in the evening when we get home, he spends time with us. However since we started working from home, he spends evenings (and quite a lot of the day) completely exhausted and asleep.
All in all, Monty seems to be enjoying having us at home all the time. He is still having fun and using any excuse to show us his belly.
It’s just there are some moments when he wouldn’t mind if the self-isolation was over so he could have his space back.
If you need some more Monty-love, here are my previous Monty updates:
I know this isn’t my normal style blog post, but my family need Monty updates every so often, and hopefully it’ll make blog friends smile too. How are your pets managing with you at home? Or, is all this self isolation making you wish you had a furry friend?