You'll be pleased to know that Betsy is still doing fine. We're now well into 2020 and what challenges this year is bringing us.
I've been keeping a daily journal about the four week isolation period that New Zealand is experiencing as we make valiant attempts to deal to the COVID 19 corona virus that is sweeping the world with devastating results. We are not out of the woods yet - not even close - and the future is uncertain. But we're making the best of it, doing what we can and then some.
Work continues. I work from home anyway so haven't had to make adjustments whereas many people have and they're doing OK. Great news.
Miss Betsy is a trooper. She comes down the outdoor stairs with me every morning to my workplace. It's not an easy descent for her as the stairs are high and uneven, and going up can be a greater challenge so I often carry her most of the way. She thinks this is pretty cool. Used to be I could never pick her up. She'd tolerate it for about two seconds and then kick and scratch, wanting to be put down. Now, she lets me cart her about without complaint.
Betsy likes to sit right under my desk, close to my feet. If the day is fine, she will go outside and lie down on the deck in the sunshine. When our morning work is done, we go upstairs for lunch and that's where she stays for the rest of the day.
As her reward for a good morning's work, she receives a small saucer of milk. Sometimes I think that's the only reason she makes the difficult trip up and down those stairs each day. Milk is quite the enticement.
But I think it's more than that. She likes the company, snuggling in at my feet for a little nap, joining me for a cup of tea during my break, passing the time of day. She is a sweet companion and I like her company too.