Flags and Cake
No fireworks this year. They were cancelled.
So Beth made a cake and I climbed on top. Beth placed a tiny piece of waxed paper on top, so I didn't have to sit on sticky icing.
Then I played with my friends. Beth said we didn't have to social distance, because we've been quarantining in the same house for months.
Yay for cake and friends!
Beth and Don say we are staying home. No trips or outings. They are very cautious.
I told them I miss getting out and doing fun things. Beth left the room and came back with this Summertime Girl. I've been having fun!
Beth didn't take me to her doctor's appointment, but she took my friend. She was actually breaking rules, because you weren't allowed to bring anyone else with you.
I was a little jealous. Then, Beth reminded me that Ms. Donkey was her "mascot" 4 years ago, when she was being treated for cancer.
Years ago, Beth took Ms. Donkey with her, to kick Cancer's bootie! Beth said that today, she needed Ms. Donkey in the medical building, to kick Coronavirus' bootie!
Me and Ms. Donkey
Ms. Donkey and Beth seemed to be fine after the appointment, but I don't know if they're contaminated or not.
I told Ms. Donkey, she needs to stay 6 inches away from me for 2 weeks. It's 6 feet for humans... but we are very small.
No Eggs or Chocolate
There are no colored eggs or chocolate bunnies in this house. This year everyone is Sheltering in Place, because of Coronavirus.
Luckily Beth bought jellybeans the very last time she walked in a store. That was on March 15.
Yay for that! Happy Easter!
This April, I've been "Staying At Home" with Beth and Don. Most Schools, stores and restaurants are closed all over the country. People are staying home.
But Beth wanted a picnic for her birthday. She and Don packed up food and chairs and went to their neighborhood park. I came out of the camera bag and smelled the fried chicken.
The lake was pretty. The food was good. The people, far away on walking paths didn't bother them. But, I heard Beth say. "This doesn't seem very relaxing."
Our peaceful, pandemic picnic didn't last very long.
No Parties No Parades
This year all parades and parties were cancelled. We had to play at home, with green things.
Actually, we usually stay at home on St. Patrick's Day. It really wasn't that different.
But it was just weird and sad to know why people were staying home. I do not like this Coronavirus stuff at all.
Sending Green Kisses to everyone!
When on a walk in Montgomery, Beth stopped to look at two dog statues. She posed me, right between the dog's ears.
I kind of like posing on statures. It gives me a different perspective. I get to see what the statue sees.
At first, the dog statues looked peaceful and relaxed. But I think they were really on guard, ready to pounce on anyone approaching the grand mansion. Beth and I decided not to hang around.
A Friendlier Statue
In another part of town I found a statue that I liked better
This statue had a kind face and a fun little handbag. I climbed right up and looked around.
I looked down the street, just like Rosa Parks would have 65 years ago. When she waited for the bus, what was she thinking?
Rosa Parks was not a large or loud person. But people took notice, when Ms. Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus. I felt lucky to spend a little time with the First Lady of the Civil Rights! She helped me feel a little braver and stronger!
I Love the Colors of Mardi Gras!
Who doesn't love a little purple, green and gold?
Beth didn't let me out of the camera bag, when we went to the parades. Those flying beads are dangerous! But I had fun with them later.
After playing in the beads, I met a friend.
I spotted the little baby in the King Cake! I had to help my friend climb out of the sugary treat and then we played.
I love celebrations!
It's always more fun to watch the Red Carpet and the Awards, with some champagne and a friend.
It's extra fun, when your friend's name is Oscar! Good luck to everyone tonight!
Take Down the Tree?
I was angry when Beth said it was time to take down the tree. I like climbing in the branches and smelling the pine.
Beth said it was time. Real trees are a lot of work, she said.
They fall over... and they lose their needles. The ornaments slide off the droopy branches and break.
But it won't be cozy anymore, I reminded her.
It will be boring and it will smell like couches and tables.
Beth got all excited when she saw how many pine needles had fallen from the tree. She said she could stuff a large pillow.
She's really good with that positive distraction stuff. Next thing you know, I was playing in a mountain of pine needles and having a pretty good time.
But I still don't like it, when holidays end.
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.