Many amongst my circle have noticed the COVID lockdown is not only affecting them, but their pets as well. The dogs especially seem to be thrown off that their humans are home so much more.
I didn’t think it would affect our cats much. I already worked from home, and wasn’t overly social. Dave did a big chunk of work from home too, and was only actually out of the house three days a week.
And Peno, Relic and Rupert don’t seem to have taken much notice. Peno sleeps on her dining chair all day. Rupert sleeps in the bed all day, and Relic plays in-and-out door games all day – same old same old.
But Burton…. even Dave has noticed that Burton is suckier. He’s always been a social cat – Unless he’s intently squirrel-watching, he’s always in whatever room I am, keeping an eye on me, usually from a comfortable distance.
But lately things have changed.
Every morning around 7 am, he climbs on Dave to wake him up. (He knows climbing on me is no good, I’ll just fall back to sleep). Dave gets up, feeds him, and then the two hang out on the couch while Dave has his morning coffee. An hour or so later, I finally pull myself out of bed.
I’m usually groggy first thing in the morning, so I get out of bed, then stretch out on the couch and play games on my phone while I “wake-up”.
This has been my morning routine since I started working from home over a year ago. Usually, Burton stretches across the back out of couch while I do this. But lately, he’s been a touch more…
…. what’s the word….?
How are your kitties handling the lockdown?