My Life in 2020

pets

Lockdown, depression, and coronavirus

Since the coronavirus has hit the UK it’s been a wait for the unknown to happen. People are dying of it now and thousands infected yet there are still very irresponsible people not worrying about being in masses such as parks. It’s also a sad day that the government has forced pubs, clubs, restaurants, etcetera close down.

What is wrong with people?

What part of social distancing to help slow down the virus don’t they understand?

It hasn’t been too bad where we live even with extremely selfish panic buyers making it harder for the rest of us to get food in. I, however, succumbed to a vent in the middle of Tesco earlier due to selfish pet owners stripping the pet aisle. What was left was the more expensive pet food and small packs/single cans. Now I know it can be argued that I chose to have cats and dogs but up until now we haven’t had a problem getting pet food. They help us due to both of us suffering from depression which helps ease the NHS as we don’t need to ask for medical intervention regularly. We just ‘check-in’ when we have a particularly bad time. If the selfish buying continues we will be forced to ask for help which, in turn, adds more pressure on an already overstretched NHS.

I am worried about our families down south even though they have good support networks. It’s times like this we all need to pull together and for estranged families to put their differences to one side.

At last …

We finally got our mattress this morning so I am hoping it has been worth the wait. It arrived rolled up and vacuumed packed so initially I wasn’t convinced it would go back to the size it should be.

Before we had to go out for our retinal scans it was well on the way of filling up the space it needed to fill and was rising up. It still needed to stretch a bit further length way but I haven’t been in the bedroom since. It better be worth the wait particularly after sleeping on a normal size bed double mattress on a king’s size base. I was glad that I had been able to get stuff packed away in the drawers as it makes my life easier,

We got to our appointments early and got seen early so when we left it was at the time of the second appointment. It took a while for my eyes to stop stinging from the eye drops and that was the worst my eyes have felt when at a retinal scan. From what I could of the pictures of my eyes they looked okay but who am I to comment?

Now I feel we can get back to normal now that we have got various appointments out of the way. Vet appointments aren’t such a big issue unless we are getting a pet neutered. The last one was Bandit and he has healed up nicely. We know we need to get our youngest cats, Storm and Shadow, neutered but cats are easier to deal with than dogs.