We all, in the T1D community have been seriously impacted by the current Covid pandemic … and so many of us are sheltering in our homes. Seems that one of the very best ways we are coping with the new world order is by the joy and love we get from our pets. And now, it is just so important. Even got the attention of the advertising community with a fabulous commercial (it’s hilarious) … you can see it at the bottom of this post.
Of course, I couldn’t resist sharing a few of my favorite pix of my little fur babies … at the end of this post.
SO … here are some wonderful and joyful photos shared by T1s in our online communities on how their pets are helping them and their kids cope with work from home and home schooling. THANK YOU, everyone, for sharing. Wishing you all good health and continued happiness with your furry family members.
Nicky: Cleo and I holding each other as we’ve been known to do.
Marisa: This is a picture of Matthew (my T1D) and our music loving dog, Teddy.
DO WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION? HOW ADORABLE?!?!? Here’s Avinn with his DAD Magic (Thank you, Andrea!)
Angie: This is my ChumChum. I am still working. But I work in an assisted living facility. At times it can be frustrating as you feel the residents missing their families. So on days like those, I enjoy going home and relaxing with him. I like for him to feel my happiness, for our animals can truly feel our stress. He has been known to have urinary stress disorder so it is better that both of us comfort one another in these times
Kelsey: She’s a snuggle bug most nights but loved our wilderness walks more (even if she doesn’t look it here!!). Her name is Gemma! From Sons of Anarchy!
Bryden: This is Peanut! She has taken to sleeping like me, with her paw holding up her head 😛
Teresa: Sonic, the hedgehog, waiting to join the zoom science class. 🙂
Danielle: this is Obi … and his fav spot is next to me…wherever that may be. 😂
Isabella with her very alert pup!
Tara: She is my 3 legged girl named Taylor. She was hit by a car before I adopted her! She is ready to work every day. Up on my desk. She may have separation anxiety (both of us) when I have to go back to the office.
Jim: My buddy Roy, my year and a half Golden-doodle, has been such a joy to have around as I work from home.
Toby: This is my graduating senior Quinn and her diabetic service dog Bentley! Her graduating parade
Leta: His name is El Mago. I did not start riding until I was 58 and got him 6 months later. I love him dearly. I became a widow at age 56, close to 57. I am now 64 and have gotten lots of saddle time in!
Rakk: Lots of dog walking
April: Troop has to have his blanket and pillow
Michael: Midnight is on watch
Jenny: On the black & white bean bag “office chair”: Theodore (Teddy) is the brown one, Sugar is the black one. And below, sweet Diamond
Angilique: I have 3 weeks left to get my Bachelor’s degree with University of Phoenix. Atticus has been on my lap every step of the way!
Krista: Cody (it’s a girl, I named her after the Sf giants player Cody Ross when he was in the team) 😂
Jennifer: This sweet boy, Mozzie (Mozz), keeps an eye on things. He’s my sidekick through thick and thin, always there for a hug, walk or nap!
Heather: Can you spot the pod?! Can you spot the horrified cat, Thwack?
Jess: My Thomas. Always making sure I’m staying productive. He takes his job as my boss very seriously!
Karin: Dingus my Rhodesian Ridgeback work mate
Jennifer: My son taking his dog, Thor, to school (Google Meet class) with him
Bob: Sadie (the Calico) is strong, independent, one person cat. Tango is a total lap cat.
And now the Milo pups, Hey Buddy (the Westie) and Bon Bon (Lhasa Apso) during the times of sheltering in:
Hey Buddy (left) and Bon Bon (right) helping me organize my T1D Go Bag
Hey Buddy checking out the new (used) pilates reformer now in the dining room
Is it time to play now????
Hey Buddy eating “healthy” and Bon Bon just hates paperwork!