Bye bye 2020 !

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The weather is beautiful throughout the month of January. However, our good mood is somewhat clouded by the news of the terrible fires that ravage Australia at the same time.

The month begins at top speed for Claire: she takes over the school management ad interim at the beginning of the month following the principal’s announced departure.
Zorro is celebrating his 7th Gotcha Day, and his commentathon for Etoile is a success.

The coronavirus, COVID-19, surges like a wave from China and changes the entire planet. On Friday the 13th of March, all schools in the canton of Vaud close. Another life begins for thousands of people in Switzerland: lockdown (getting out as little as possible), homeschooling, prohibition of meeting more than 5 people in public space, strict respect of social distances. In a way, our humans turn into cats, and adopt our rhythms when it comes to napping.
Pixie is turning 6.

It’s spring and the weather is beautiful for Easter.
We’re celebrating our 8th blogoversary.

Pixie celebrates her 6th Gotcha Day.
Students go back to school after 2 months at home.

Summer is finally coming, and the end of the school year is just about normal.

On 1st of July, Claire is officially appointed principal of the school.
Then it’s time for the holidays, and they’re more than welcome.

At the end of the month, it’s back to school, masked for adults.
Zorro is turning 8.

All these COVID-happenings have led to big life changes for Claire and Momo: as we told you, Claire is now the school’s principal, and Momo, meanwhile, discovered during confinement that the life as househusband suited him well.

We pass without transition from summer to winter before returning to a fall weather almost normal.
The pandemic is back in force, and the cycle of health closures and restrictions is starting again.

The “Laundry” operation ends after 15 years waiting.
By the time we say “phew”, we’re already preparing for Christmas.

We’re spoiled by Lola and Lexy for Secret Paws. Christmas and New Year are celebrated in small committee, COVID requires.

We wish you health for 2021 and hope that the COVID vaccine will lead to a more joyful and carefree life in a few months.

Happy New Year to all of you !

26 thoughts on “Bye bye 2020 !

  1. Zoolatry

    Although we are closing the door on 2020, a small peek backward truly shows us a few good moments in the chaos and damage of the year … as we begin 2021 perhaps we should hold on to the good things, things learned through hardship and pain that can make us better and stronger. We do welcome the New Year with hope for all, for health, for safer days, for common sense to prevail in our human community.
    To you and yours, Happy New Year.

  2. Cleo

    Ahh, a New Year’s toast to the New Year’s welcome in Zoolatry’s comments. Here’s hoping 2021 ushers in better things overall. Happy New Year!!

  3. Cathy Keisha

    Concats to Claire. It must not be easy to be principal and make decisions around covid. Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a Happy 2021. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you always.

  4. Teddy

    We are all hoping the new year will be WAY BETTER………….here’s hoping the vaccine becomes widely available, and that we never EVER have another virus like Covid to deal with. Devastating doesn’t even begin to describe it. Sending all of you our wishes for a WONDERFUL 2021!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

  5. BellaDharma an LadyMew

    Mee-yow wow youss’ did a grate job summer-izin yore 2020!!
    An Pixie Happy 6th Birfday. Zorro Happy 8th Birfday.
    You both look furabuluss….
    Wee started 2021 with LadyMew tryin to find her missin x-hubby. Hee was far away up North an gotted Covid as did his frend.
    Mee did a bloggie ’bout their adventure; sp pleese come over an vissit when youss’ can!
    Happy Mew Yeer to both of you an Miss Claire an Momo too.
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an <3 LadyMew

  6. Caren

    Happy Happy New Year!! Your beautiful card arrived yesterday! Thank you so much, I love it and thank you for your lovely note! (I am so sorry I didn’t get a card to you this year, next year let’s hope I get my act together!!) xoxoxo

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