Covid and your pets!

LittleGoldSnail

Crazy fish lady
Joined
Dec 7, 2019
Well, I’m homeschooled and my parents mostly do stuff at home, so not a lot has changed because of covid.

However, I grew up in Oregon my whole life. We used to live on a large piece of property. There were lots of trees, ferns, Oregon grapes, Cool mushrooms, dense brush and red dirt. It’s very wet in Oregon. There are lots of slugs, snails, frogs salamanders etc. All of which was a big part of my growing up.

This summer, however, we just picked up and moved to Idaho. It’s a whole new state, it’s very dry here (it’s largely desert with just rolling hills of sagebrush). We went from owning 17 acres of property on a mountain, to renting 1/3 of an acre in town, I have no friends, and has just been very difficult to cope with.

My pets (two cats an a couple aquariums) really help bring me joy. I don’t know what I would have done without them.
 

CatMom1994

Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2017
COVID-19 prevented me from watching a vet euthanize my dying cat at home. Instead, for safety reasons, the last time I saw her she was looking at the veterinary hospital building from a cat carrier. When she died, I was sitting in the car. That is exactly what I had always wanted to avoid for a cat who was so traumatized by veterinary appointments sometimes she peed in the carrier and hid under a bed for hours after coming home. So I can only say the pandemic caused irreversible grief. There was nothing I could have done. It was her time to go.

Now I have to wait until the pandemic is over to adopt a new cat. As long as wearing a mask is required, I will not have any cats.
 

Aimitertyso

New member
Joined
Sep 4, 2017
Original Poster
Atleats they had helped, I wish they continue too Keep safe and keep taking good care of them.
 

CatMom1994

Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2017
That link is only for people who are suffering COVID-19 symptoms. What I need is a way to cope with not having a cat because of the pandemic. I definitely could not have lost her at a worse time.
 

Doremi

New member
Joined
May 10, 2022
When the pandemic began, there was a lockdown, and we all had to stay at home and be bored all day.
 

Doremi

New member
Joined
May 10, 2022
When the pandemic began, there was a lockdown, and we all had to stay at home and be bored all day. I'm lucky that I have a cat, a dog, and even an exotic frog animal at home, which brightened my loneliness. So I survived this pandemic and did not go crazy, haha. By the way, I bought a frog for myself when I read an article about them on this site https://cleverpetowners.com/why-is-my-frog-turning-brown/. I became interested in watching how the frog lives and even moves. My cat and dog quickly became friends with the frog, haha. Well, here's my little story about Covid and my pets.
 

TTouch

Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2021
How did help you buddy.
Many people didn't think about this at all and didn't physically/mentally exercise them at all during that time and too many people purchased a dog only to amuse themselves and releave their own boredom...........meaning there are many young pups/dogs now who are over reactive as they were untrained/unsocialised and too many of them were dumped as soon as covid was 'over' and people went back to work/school, many of those dogs were PTS.

My dogs went out daily walking even when we were given one hour only per day to go out and remain local to our homes, mental/emotional tasks/exercises in the house and garden daily from treat/toy/meals hide and seek, ground work which is walking very slowly on a lead over various surfaces, things like rubber mats. bubble wrap, carpet squares, laid out garden canes, planks ( which EVERY puppy should be learning before they are even vaccinated and can go out safely) teaching tricks, names of toys ( so they can fetch by name), putting toys back in their dog toy box.
 

thefitpets

New member
Joined
Mar 22, 2022
Location
United State
The close bond between humans and their pets is a natural one. It isn’t surprising that dogs and cats are frequently considered members of the family. The unfortunate truth is, though, that this bond doesn’t always lead to an equal relationship. Sometimes it leads to neglect. Sometimes it leads to abuse.
 


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