Quarantine a la dog

My two doggies don’t understand what is going on. They don’t know what Covid-19 is and have no idea we’re in quarantine. All they know is that mommy and daddy are spending a ridiculous amount of time at home.

And they’re loving it.

It means more kisses, more walks, more time with mommy.

That’s them, after a particularly long walk. Ocean (top) would like nothing better than to go on another one. River (bottom) only wants to catch his breath. He’s not a high-energy dog.

It’s hard to stay home, work from here and not see a single soul. I know I am fighting cabin fever. But, Canadians spend all winter pretty isolated. We’re pros at handling cabin fever. I could complain and be grumpy or I could look at the bright side:

There are two rather furry creatures who are delighted to spend so much time with me.

Where I need to learn from my dogs

This Friday, a colleague at work asked me if I was starting to stock up food just in case the Corona Virus became a pandemic. Well, I hadn’t even thought about stocking up on food, but as soon as she asked, I was mentally going through the contents of the pantry at home imagining us fighting over the last grain of rice.

This is where my dogs can teach me a lesson. They don’t worry about the corona virus, they don’t worry about their food supply, they don’t even worry about their next meal. They simply trust that things will work out

Not a single worry in that fluffy head

Instead, I dragged my hapless hubby through endless stores, worried about calamity after calamity and bought a ridiculous amount of tuna.

I don’t even like tuna.

Soup. Really, really good soup

This comes from Oh She Glows. I can’t take any responsibility for the awesomeness of this dish. It’s so good and it’s super good for you. What a combo.

You start with veggies. Cleaned and chopped.

Then you sauté some onions.

Add garlic, then the veggies.

Finally, add some broth.

Get it to a boil and let it simmer until the veggies are soft.

By then, it’s a matter of adding some salt, pepper, some nutritional yeast and a little bit of white vinegar to give it an awesome zap. Then blend it for that smooth yummy taste.

And it’s ready to eat.

So good and super good for you. If you’re into trying it, let me know what you think.

Our newest residents

We have a few new residents with us…of a different sort. Here’s one of them.

Okay, it’s a plant, still, these living creatures are particularly hilarious. Check out this next little bundle.

I mean, what’s that? It’s a plant but it’s made of little balls of green. I think it’s just a hoot. Look at our next character.

He even smells funny! This guy smells like lemon! Hee hee!

This guy is super picky about living conditions; just your typical snooty neighbour, except its a tree.

Finally, this guy who is also super picky and thinks it’s a tree but isn’t.

There you have it, our newest little guests who, it seems, the smaller they are, the bigger their personality.