School time and bath time!

Pickles is busy with her studies, but Rufus is at the groomer today. He does NOT like baths, so he is likely to be in a bad mood when Mom and Pickles pick him up after school. No worries at all. Seeing his best friend always makes him happy, even after a bath!

Dog park afternoon

Today is another beautiful fall day. Mom, Pickles, and Rufus are at the dog park this afternoon. Everyone is allowed to social distance and the doggies are allowed to play themselves silly!

A nice bike ride

Pickles and her neighbor, Will, are going bike riding after school today. Rufus and Will’s dog, Houston, will stay in one of the back yards and play together. It is a beautiful fall day and a perfect one to play outside while social distancing!

It’s Friday!

It’s Friday and virtual classes are over for the week! Pickles and Rufus are going to the Farmer’s Market with Mom tomorrow. Rufus loves the drive and Pickles loves to shop for fresh veggies and fruits with Mom.

Virtual classes

Pickles is doing well with her virtual classes so far. Rufus loves having her home even if she is studying most of the day. Doggies sleep a lot anyway and his snoozing is in his bed by her side:) He is a happy puppy!

Labor Day Weekend

The Pickering family has been invited to a three-family cook-out for Labor Day weekend. Pickles is excited about it because she will see her best friend, Sarah, and Rufus will be excited once he sees Cookie, Sarah’s dog! Everyone will social distance and have a great time:) The weather looks like it will be perfect!

Swim time!

Pickles and Rufus are enjoying the hot weather this week by visiting Will, her next-door neighbor. Rufus loves hanging out with Houston, Will’s dog, while Pickles and Will play in the pool. Lots of sunscreen will be needed!

Garden vegetables

The Pickering family garden produced lots of good veggies this summer. Their cucumbers are no longer producing and the tomatoes are nearing the end of their life cycle but the okra is still going strong. Mom and Pickles plan to plant swiss chard and arugula for the fall. Fresh vegetables are the best!

The upcoming school year

Later today Pickles and Mom are going to prepare a space in the dining room for Pickles to do her homeschooling. Then they are going shopping for school supplies. Mom will now work a flex schedule and soon the new school year will begin virtually.