I started out to walk Rocky early this morning and soon turned around and brought him back home. I tried again about an hour later - same thing. So after lunch I was feeling hopeful, and he walked pretty well until we got close to the school, and he began pulling me along. I absolutely HATE it when he does that, and I can't figure out how to stop it. Jeannie has told me that he doesn't do it when she walks him, so why does he hate me so much?
I didn't walk very far and when we got close to home on the way back, a family with a very large dog went by on the other side of the street. I had terrible time with getting Rocky to keep moving forward. I didn't look back but I am sure the other folks probably had a bit of trouble with their dog as well. I'm just about ready to give up. At home he minds very well, most of the time, and the thing I like is that he always comes when called. (Sometimes it takes him a minute or so to decide whether or not to do the right thing, and I can see the argument going on in his head, but he always ends up coming back.) I am just about ready to give up.
It has been so wonderfully cool lately but I think it's going to change by tomorrow, when we will be having temps mostly in the 90's (upper 90's).
I think I am starting to be seriously affected by being confined since the 1st of March. I don't know what I can do about it. I would be mostly alone even without the pandemic, but I would have a choice of stopping to talk to people when I'm out on walks, or when shopping, etc. This is changing my outlook and my mood, and it's not a change for the better. I honestly don't know how I can survive the rest of this year, which I think will be pretty much the same as it is now. No matter what this president says, we shouldn't be getting back to business as usual. There is a real possibility of another serious outbreak because of the recent demonstrations and so many people being in close contact. I think if I could just have a good cry I would feel much better, but I am a Scorpio, and Scorpios don't cry!
I'll end with a laugh at myself. I decided this morning to clean the kitchen and clear off my countertops. I've made good progress and the counters look sparkling and bare. My kitchen table is piled high with stuff from the counters though!
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