Being vaccinated still sucks. I still have to wear a mask everywhere, out of fear someone mistakes me for a Republican. My seasonal allergies have kicked in, and sneezing/dripping nose inside a mask is just poo poo.
My new dog, Moxie, turns 1 year old on Friday, and is in heat for the first time. She's only been with me for a little over 1 week, so navigating owning a "giant breed" dog that needs a lot of exercise, who can't go to the dog park for the next 4 weeks, and my having "old man knees" that just can't walk at the pace her long legs need to go... well, these variables are incompatible. Where can I run a big dog, in an enclosed/fenced space, where she won't interact with other dogs while she's in heat?
So I'm thinking about getting an e-bike. Maybe she can run with me then... but she'll need to learn how to run with a bike, which is a skill dogs need to learn... and she's highly distracted right now with all the surging hormones... and I don't want to run her over...
Ah the joys of having a new dog and training/learning each other! She also needs to go in to the vet for her second round of shots, and a microchip. But can't do that while she's in heat... so waiting on that end, too. And we need to choose a vet, as well.
Fortunately, she's a lovely spirit, a snuggler, and loves learning and training. She's going to be a great dog.
I'm loving every single minute of it.