- Jun 8, 2008
That was thoughtful @Matata. I know my sister is overwhelmed as her vet clinic is open (and her DH who works at a hospital is considered essential too so he has been going to work over 40 hours a week) and last night when I spoke with her she said it was still business as usual. She is exhausted and she is bringing the kids with her to work every day now. The veterinarians are seeing everyone with a full staff. I expect that will change soon though and probably they will implement what our local Brooklyn vet here has started doing. The local vet clinic here is seeing emergencies only and the humans have to stay outside and the vet tech brings them into the office for the exam. And then the vet calls the pet parent on the phone and tells them the results and treatment agreed upon and vet tech returns the pet.Small things. The critical care vet clinic currently treating one of my cats got orders to implement CDC protocols while I was there waiting to see a doctor and they were stressed out by the thought of having to ask people with critically ill/injured animals to stay in their cars until a staffer could come out to collect the animal. At one point one of them said they'd need a lot of chocolate to get through it. So I bought them a 4 lb box of See's candies. Small gesture but they were overwhelmed for being recognized for their work.
I belong to a few Savannah cat FB groups one of which is for the purpose of people posting stories of their cats who need to be rehomed. Two days ago a woman posted photos and stories of her 2 cats that she wanted to rehome because she had to close her newly opened restaurant and was worried she wouldn't be able to provide food for her cats. The cats are elderly and it would be terribly stressful for them to be given away. Didn't take but 2 hrs for people to convince her to keep them and put a list on of things she needs on Amazon. She'll be able to keep her cats.
Nice to hear. And fwiw I plan on purchasing from businesses that are helping (and not purchasing from businesses that are not helping that could have). Too soon to say who that is at this point but I am committed to buying from as many businesses as I can who did what they could during this pandemic.Received this in an email from Nordstrom this morning:
In this time of great need, we're also looking for unique ways to help others in our communities. For example, we're leveraging our Alterations teams in Washington, Oregon, Texas and California to sew more than 100,000 masks that will be distributed to Providence Health & Services. We're also continuing to support our partners providing critical services to those impacted by COVID-19. You can visit our Nordstrom Now blog to see more on all our efforts and how you can help.
So impressed that businesses are doing what they can to help during this crisis.
I made the postcards using a template in Pages. I cant figure out how to upload a document here but if you like, I can put it on Etsy as a free download. Just let me know if you‘d like it.Wow! I'm so curious if you heard from anyone. Have you? Did you make the template yourself?
Noooooooooooooooooo! In reference to the text. That is so crazy!!! Did you distribute to many neighbors? People still surprise me.I made the postcards using a template in Pages. I cant figure out how to upload a document here but if you like, I can put it on Etsy as a free download. Just let me know if you‘d like it.
I did hear from my next door neighbor and have spoken to her a few times. Made a care package for her with a fresh baked loaf of bread, some toilet roll, paper towels, and a bag of clementines.
The only other response so far was, as some warned me, a text containing an unsavory photo. #Murica
There is no hope for the human race.The only other response so far was, as some warned me, a text containing an unsavory photo.
This is a template in Pages, so if you don't have a Mac, it won't open. But you can download and open in Microsoft Word. (I hope that's ok) Top tip: use black&white settings on your printer. I used way too much color!Thank you for offering the download, yes, that would be wonderful!
Red, I often find myself bored to pieces, and I don't cook at all. Can you have your kid text me too?!This is cute. My other twin has had his hours cut at work and is living in their shared apartment by himself since his brother is deployed. Neither of them do much cooking but since he's staying in he is trying his hand at all kinds of things. Now I'm getting all these texts of pics of his food he's cooked and links to this guy Life of Boris and his cooking channel. I have no idea what kind of guy or channel this Life of Boris is so if you look at it and it's sketchy, I didn't know. The couple cooking ones I've watched are pretty hilarious though. The kid and I are very close and we miss seeing each other since he's been staying away. His texts and calls make me smile every day.
That is so wonderful!One of my neighbors made masks for all of us. I open my mailbox yesterday afternoon and there was a beautiful handmade mask, red with white cranes, and a lovely note. I can’t imagine risking wearing it, but it certainly made my day!
@Jimmianne That was so nice of her! I would give it a wipe with Lysol wipes wearing gloves. Leave it to dry for a week...I would frame it when this is all over...One of my neighbors made masks for all of us. I open my mailbox yesterday afternoon and there was a beautiful handmade mask, red with white cranes, and a lovely note. I can’t imagine risking wearing it, but it certainly made my day!