So, Ziva, what’s the deal here?
What do you mean Gibbs?
Why is mom home all the time?
Do you have a problem with that?
Well, no, not really. It just seems weird that she’s spending so much time in the bedroom. With us.
That’s because she’s working from home.
Why would she do that? Does mom miss us?
Perhaps, but I heard her talking to the other human. They said something about social distancing and being safer at home.
What the heck is that?
I think it means staying home. With us.
Okay, I can be cool with that. After all, I think she’s feeding us more often.
Not a good thing, Gibbs. You’re getting pretty hefty in your middle. Like when I was hefty in the middle.
I’m big-boned and muscular.
Yeah, whatever you want to tell yourself.
That’s what I want to tell myself. As long as mom listens to me when I yowl for food, I’m happy.
Mom needs ear plugs.
For your snoring?
No, for your big mouth.
Ouch. That was hurtful.
Get over yourself. We’re not talking about you, we’re talking about mom being home.
Yeah, what’s with all the stuff she brought into the bedroom…that big black thing that goes up and down and another TV and papers?
Mom is doing her work stuff from home. I think those things are from where she usually goes when she leaves us alone all day.
Mom gets to watch TV all day at work? She could do that at home. Always.
That’s not a TV, Gibbs. I believe mom calls it a computer. It’s like the thing she sits in front of on the weekend when she’s trying to ignore your yowling.
Are we supposed to be doing the social whatever thing?
Yeah, that. Are we supposed to be doing something different?
No, Gibbs, we don’t have to because we don’t go anywhere except in that horrible noisy machine once a year.
I go out on the patio.
That doesn’t count.
Well, what counts?
From what I see and understand, mom is not going to church or work, and neither she nor the other human are going to the grocery store very often and keeping distance from other people.
Why is that?
Because humans are getting sick. Really, really sick.
I don’t know, brother, but it doesn’t sound good.
Will mom and the other human be okay?
I hope so. I think they are taking good care of themselves and being careful about what they bring into the house.
Geez, I hope mom can still bring kibble into the house.
No worries. They wear gloves on their hands and spray everything with something that smells bad and then it’s okay.
That’s good to know.
So, we don’t have to do the social whatever thing, we can still curl up on the bed together?
Of course we can.
I don’t have to keep my distance?
Only when you’re being an ass or farting or pooping a smelly one.
Gibbs, I think we’ll be okay and the humans will be okay. Yes, mom will be home more often and we’ll put up with the extra stuff in the bedroom and the smelly sprays, but it means that we get to see her more often.
And fed more often.
I think she’s putting you on a diet, Gibbs.
A diet. Less food.
Mom’s going to socially distance you from the kibble.
I think I’m going to be sick.
No joking about this.
It’s not fair.
Welcome to the party, Gibbs. Get used to it. We’re going to be here awhile.