For the past week, I defied the lockdown orders &, girded with plastic gloves, took my dogs to the dog park. Now I’m second-guessing the wisdom of that & for two days kept them at home where they have a small yard to run in. But they love the car trip where most of them pile in my lap, the whole group thing of jumping in & out of the car barking in chorus, the bullying & challenging of other dogs in the park & they have been absolutely bereft. I have to find a strategy to get them through this, possibly going into the yard with them & playing games since I can’t go anywhere else. The dog park is their big outing of the day & though their sacrifice is by no means the worst of the epidemic, it does show how animals are also affected.