Hitting the paws button.

A funny thing happened while we waited for the wheels to fall off. I know it’s been chaos for some and tragedy for others, but for us, with our unimportant and insignificant place in the universe, we’ve somehow washed up on a little shoal of solitude and contentment. It just occurred to me that in two months of a shutdown, I haven’t been even a little bit bored. (Maybe because I am just that boring…)

It helps to shelter with someone you love, in a place you love and I so luckily have both. All those extra square feet of house and property we’ve been lamenting the last few years have come in ever so handy just now. And all the bustle and the hither and thither of “normal” life have come to seem just a bit extraneous. We can (kind of) do with less. We can (kind of) clean our house and even (kind of) cut our hair!

But the real key to making all this work, I’ve realized, is the rhythm of each day served up by these ruff-around-the-edges characters we share it all with. Here’s to them!

Lily goes out and Lily comes in and Lily hunts gophers and Lily goes for a swim. Somehow all the dirt falls off by the end of the day and she can pose as the noble creature she is.

Noble Lily 2020

How she loves her baby Mooshmallow!


But wait a minute, we are NOT sharing the food bowl, are we?

Baby kitty and Lily May 2020

Actually, when you look like this you can pretty much have whatever you want all the time.

Mischa 2020

Because The Countess says so.

The Countess 2020

When you look like this, it’s a good thing you know how to lay eggs. Hey, they can’t help it – they’re dinosaurs with feathers.

Maybe the best thing about having nothing to do are the afternoon naps.


And at the end of the day, if life gives you lemons, make whiskey sours. (Another skill I’ve added to my repertoire. thanks to all the lemons we’ve got right now)


I’m beginning to sense a wind-down on the shutdown. Will it have been worth it? I have my doubts that we’ve escaped the virus, but honestly, if I had to, I think I could almost do this fur-ever. Once we’re back to juggling the calendar and heading off here and there and everywhere, I have a feeling I’m going to miss this. It’s been the best vacation I never went on.

Steven and The Countess cocktail hour May 2020


About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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9 Responses to Hitting the paws button.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Adorable, loving animals…such a comfort in any situation…
    Thank you for this lovely moment!

  2. dizzyguy says:

    The Corona Blues have run on the mild side here, thank goodness. In no small part due to the, ahem, other roommates (none of whom seem to contribute labor or $, but as the CCL says, when you look like they do, you get a pass).

  3. Very cute animals. I love how the dog and cat match in the 1st few photos.

  4. Cat says:

    Love seeing them all❣️🥰

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Dad4Gracie says:

    Great photos and great post. Love the ending! (And the part about if life gives you lemons, make whiskey sours!)

  6. Anne Callison says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

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