Tell Me Something Good

Woman and dog dance with joy at seeing the first tulip of the year.

Unexpected joy.

I heard some hosts on TV discussing unexpected good things that have happened to them from the shelter in place order.  One man  used his exercise cycle more and lost several pounds.  Another host was learning to cook since she couldn’t go out to eat.  Several people said their pets were thrilled to have their parents home all the time.

In this neighborhood, people have cabin fever, so they are walking their dogs several times a day.  Humans catch up on news shouted across the street  while pups exchange their own news on every blade of grass.

What is an unexpected joy in your life thanks to this viral adventure?

Cairn terrier sleeping in kennel.

I  like to spend my shelter-in-place time vigorously napping.


Speaking of adventures, Bitey and Toby can help to take our mind off of being at home with their latest book Dream Our World.  All the real museums are closed, but you can still come to The Museum of the Imagination and view the world of art through the eyes of my pups.  Each page has layers of fun to it from the artwork itself to the pups’ reactions as well as the unique names given to each piece.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Toby says:  I highly recommend this work.  The characters are so compelling.

Dream Our World would make a great introduction to art for the little ones in your life.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon but not from any museums ’cause – you know – they’re all closed.




  1. I’m actually getting my weeding and filing done. It feels so good to see the desktop and the flowers, instead of the weeds. Maybe not good enough to continue, but for now, I’ll take it.

  2. Used to be I spent at least 90 minutes at the gym 4 days a week. I’ve slept in every morning since the orders came to self-isolate. Sure I’m getting fat and lazy but you wanted good news, right?

    PS: Toby…you…you are a :shudder: cage dog? Say it ain’t so, Toby. Run free, my friend and express your wolf DNA.

  3. I’ve lost 6 lbs but mostly because of the bronchitis, nothing else. I can’t say much positive we’re missing our walks and our routine is screwed because of my husband being home. I have more work to do because of taking class online. So yeah, happy for people who are getting some benefit from this – me, going stir crazy and want my life back

  4. Am I the only one who hears Chaka Khan’s song upon reading the title of this post? Btw, looked her up on wiki and yesterday (3/23) was her 67th birthday.
    I’ll have to get back to you on an unexpected joy in my life that is a direct result of this pandemic. It’s been a brutal 6 months since October and I was so looking forward to spring to be able to breathe, to level out the stress, and now with this happening that’s not possible. Not for at least 1.5 years is the academic and medical prediction. Hint: if the political arm of the government engine gives the “all-clear” don’t believe it.

  5. We are taking walks with Coop, and he seems to be enjoy having “the pack” at home all day every day.
    We are doing work, chores, catching up on reading, chatting with neighbors from across the way. Using Skype, texting, and phoning to keep in touch with family and friends. Cooking some fun new recipes. Doing some Spring cleaning. Etc.
    But the past week seems like it was a month long. 😮
    HUGS!!! and ❤ and PATS and RUBS!!! 🙂

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