What it's like to foster a puppy in NYC
So we are coming home for the first time, Ethel. I'm working from home because of Coronavirus. The streets are super empty around here. So I figured, "Why not foster a dog in need?" OK, so I just picked up Ethel. She's about 3 months old and I’m about to introduce her to Chicken. It's OK. Oh, you're just a puppy. Good girl, Chicken. Be sweet. What do you think? Yeah, you're tough. Oh, where'd she go? Well, it's taken Chicken and Ethel about five minutes to be best friends. You guys are really cute together. OK, everybody, meet Ethel! My homemade barricade so the dog doesn't fall through to the second floor. She's very small. And that is a wrap on day 1. Welcome to quarantine, Ethel. I hope you like Netflix. OK, my morning challenge is to do my skin care routine while holding a puppy. Not for you to eat, though. Mist. Oh, that's nice. This is a nice view of a puppy belly. Puppy belly. It was super nice of True North Rescue to give me a bunch of food for the puppy. We have all this stuff, all her nice medications. I’m super thankful also for sites like Chewy where you can just order whatever you need without worrying about having to go to a pet store. Just some morning work from home. Cuteness. They’ve really become best friends. I don't know how I'm gonna let go of this tiny puppy, I love her so much. They’re so good together, they just come out here. My backyard is very janky right now. But yeah, they just come out here, hang out, chew on sticks together. Thank God, I mean, it's like giving me my outdoor time without actually having to be in contact with any people. Bro, this is not helping. So I have 10 minutes until my next meeting. And because I’m, sorta bored, my next challenge is to make a peanut butter and jelly while holding a dog. I feel like every time I hold her, she’s very judgmental. Squat, cut. Uh, guys. It's 12:30, I’m tired. You guys are wild animals. All right, I’m gonna try and get some yoga done. We’re gonna do the same exercise and just swtich hands. I have to say, thank goodness for backyards. I don’t know what I would do without it. All right, we’re taking our midday break. In between meetings, we’re calling this one a ball break. And the little one is in the leaves, as usual. Trying to stay sane over here. At least the puppies are adding some levity to a scary time. Sneak attack. Working from home with two sweet doggies. And yes, the chips and salsa is my lunch. Trying to sit here and watch ”Westworld.“ Nonstop, these puppies are crazy! Good morning, small puppies. This one is very lazy. This one is raring to go. So here we are, it’s now day ten thousand or something of quarantine Still don’t know how long it's gonna last but having this little baby here with me and Chicken has been truly a blessing. Definitely consider fostering if you can. It’s a really great way to do a little bit of good in this really uncertain time. I promise you'll love it. Stay healthy, everyone, bye!