SAY IT AIN'T SO!
Well, the SPCA has just sunk in value in my opinion.
We have a wonderful, fenced-in, 10 acre off-leash park that they run in the town where I live. My two pups and I go there most days throughout the year to trek around the wilderness setting of hills and trees: it's great exercise and fresh air for them, and for me, and a great opportunity for Molly and Macy to socialize with other dogs.
Over the last two weeks, as I endured the Lock-Down-Blues, being able to escape there has created a real measure of sanity. And yes, each and every one of the dog owners there has been diligent about observing the two-metre-distance rule (there's no shortage of room across in 10 acres to do that). And we all wear gloves.
But now I've been told the SPCA, in their wisdom, has announced they are shutting the park "due to the COVID-19 virus". What? Really? Can you get this dreaded virus outdoors if you're near no one else? If you can, OK. But if you can't (and let’s be honest, it’s doubtful you can), then shame on you SPCA. I'd have thought better of you.
As for me, it's now Molly and Macy, on leashes, walking around the neighborhood rather than out and about, gallivanting around in the wilderness. The virus wins another round.
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