Weekend comes again and I am guessing it will find all of us inside again. But as I have said before, quarantined or not, weekends are for fun.
If last weekend was about the quarantine human partner - this weekend it's all about our fur babies.
Having a ' talkative' company around may be nice... but as we have discussed last weekend.. it can get a bit too much sometimes. Having the whole house for you and your fur baby...on the other hand.. we have the best of both worlds.
If you are a fur parent.. then you know for sure that boredom it's not a place we can say that we find ourselves..ever. With a pet around.. there is always something to do - clean, play, train, laugh..lots of laughs, pure joy..and a bit more cleaning.
About myself, I spend most of my day alone with my dog and our bond got so much stronger since spending so much more time together...and it filled all of my days with joy and happiness. Somehow.. an animal manages to make us smile even on our worst days and if you are a pet owner yourself.. you know exactly what I am talking about.. and..yes.. we are really lucky. Especially now... While usually we take care of our fur babies and make sure to keep them active and sane.. in this period.. I can say that at least us.. have changed that seat a few times and my dog kept me active, happy.. and taught me to enjoy the moment and be silly more often.
The lessons that we learn form our fur babies can be wonderful if we are paying attention to them and give them our time and get to know and trust each other.
And Yaoyao Ma Van As, a 34-year-old painter and illustrator in Los Angeles, has captured the intimate beauty of those instances in a series of gorgeous illustrations that paints her everyday moments of living alone with her fur baby.
Ma Van As' drawings capture what her life was like before she was married, when she lived alone with her dog- Parker. “Alone does not mean lonely! Sometimes you can be surrounded by hundreds of people but still feel totally isolated,” she told HuffPost. Ma Van As said that living alone could be challenging at times, but it was also kind of magical. "It’s knowing that you’re on your own and each decision you make is directly affecting how you move forward with your life," she said. "Each day you learn to be more independent than the day before. It’s definitely an experience that should be embraced."
“It’s healthy to be around others, but it’s also healthy to be comfortable enough to spend time by yourself.”
- Yaoyao Ma Van As ( illustrator - of Rick and Morty and BoJack Horseman)
🐾Lea and I, wish you and your pup the best weekend together 🐾