So your kids will be at spring break for longer than you hoped they would. School is out -and the way it looks like it will be out for a while. Leaves you with one question:
What to do with the kids?
I feel sorry for the parents. This unexpected vacation won’t be easy to handle. It’s a hardship for the working parents, who counted on their kids being in school, and it will be hard on the kids when they will have to stay at home most of the time.
As many of you know, I am/we are owned by dogs. Two seniors (13 + 15) and a 3-year old forever puppy, who refuses to grow up. We are also one of the houses that happen to have an invisible sign on the roof that only abandoned animals are able to see.
COME ON IN, PETS WELCOME, it seems to read.
I am also a volunteer for several animal shelters. I have found homes for all kinds of pets, have tricked all my friends into falling in love with a dog or cat who needed a home -not kidding, ask my friends.
Some even call me PUPPY PIMP, which I will explain in a future post -I think.
The coronavirus will change our daily lives for a while, and there is not much we can do.
So how about you change a life for the better?
Foster a dog or a cat from the shelter. Get them out of their cages, give them a home for a limited time and give your kids something to do. Let them train the dogs or cat (Yes they can be trained too.) Give the kids a task and responsibility.
Don’t say “No.”
Think about it!
Is there a chance the dog or cat will end up in your home for good? Yes, of course, but it’s all up to you. Your kids are not stupid, they understand rules and limitations. They can be proud foster parents of several animals for a limited time, if you make them understand what an important job it is.
Almost every shelter and rescue has a foster program, so all you need to do is go to their website or give them a call to get started. Every program is different, and there may be a few steps you need to take before you’re good to go, but most places are so eager for fosters that the process shouldn’t take long.
If life gives you lemons, make lemon cookies. 🙂