23 Montreal Pets Who Are Also Working From Home, Thank You Very Much
- As Montrealers self-isolate at home, their pets are there to see them through the COVID-19 pandemic.
- We put a call out for pet photos and were not disappointed.
- Is your pet helping you through the crisis? Send us your photos and videos!
At least one population is happy about social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic: our pets. Working from home means more time with our fur friends, who are blissfully unaware of any public panic. We put a call out for Montrealers to share photos of their animal companions from their home offices and they did not disappoint.
The good news is that "at this time, there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19 or that they might be a source of infection," according to the American Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The agency does, however, recommend you take precautions to protect your animal if you do become ill.
"If you are sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed), you should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people."
"When possible," sick individuals should "have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick" and, unfortunately, "avoid contact with your pet including, petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food."
"This can help ensure both you and your animals stay healthy."
More information on COVID-19 and its risk to pets, refer to the CDC website.
Here are just some of the pets accompanying Montrealers during their period of working from home.
@yzziil_ We wish we were that relaxed right now.— MTL Blog (@MTL Blog) 1584559228.0
@mtlblog He’s pretty much living his best life. Super stoked on the extra attention, lately. https://t.co/1PqobEAPW9— Taylor (@Taylor) 1584487169.0
@mtlblog Maggie is keeping me company ☺️❤️ https://t.co/JMfkMWkbRt— Rebekah (@Rebekah) 1584487822.0
Evidence suggests that pets can be a great tool to relax and maintain mental health.
@mtlblog Cat is a jerk. https://t.co/RrLwKV2PJ6— Sandy Donaher 🇨🇦🏳️🌈❤️ (@Sandy Donaher 🇨🇦🏳️🌈❤️) 1584487030.0
Though they might not always be happy that their owners are around more often.
Some animals are already pretty good at quarantine. Exhibit A:
@mtlblog 🙅🏻♀️The ultimate quarantine cat. Ps: she does this herself with blankets & rugs. 🙅🏻♀️ https://t.co/h2jK9txJ7l— Brittany Kennell (@Brittany Kennell) 1584488550.0
Cuteness cures all.
@mtlblog Enzo our one year old golden doodle. Sooo cute... https://t.co/DOOlK4IIFh— Maral Abajian (@Maral Abajian) 1584488947.0
@mtlblog Can’t go out to celebrate St-Patties so I’m social distancing with this one ☘️ 🐈 https://t.co/dthk9XNyB6— Veronica (@Veronica) 1584487440.0
Pets make for great, silent drinking buddies.
Though cats can sometimes look judgmental.
@mtlblog https://t.co/OvosYe6HyV— Den (@Den) 1584488447.0
@mtlblog Mr Max https://t.co/mv8rjZEcmI— cay (@cay) 1584489000.0
@mtlblog https://t.co/F8oC7G9WOs— Kelly (@Kelly) 1584501620.0
But pets can serve as a reminder to look up from the screen every once in a while.
@mtlblog https://t.co/RKCFnYLyST— Kelly (@Kelly) 1584501629.0
It's always nice to have a pretty face next to you.
@mtlblog #stayhomeCanada #stayhomechallenge #Gustava #COVID19 https://t.co/9L1hCqVO95— Emmanuel Gallardo. (@Emmanuel Gallardo.) 1584501597.0
@mtlblog Lexi, the best coworker https://t.co/uJZ14cS52g— Cara (@Cara) 1584563217.0
These toe beans somehow make the situation seem slightly less dire.
@mtlblog 🐾❤ #StayHomeCanada https://t.co/RqFmTt3Wjg— Chantale (@Chantale) 1584487593.0
Plus, pets basically force you to play around and do some exercise when you're otherwise stuck on the couch.
@mtlblog https://t.co/1NxfjCvmvO— hanan (@hanan) 1584505126.0
@mtlblog Hii https://t.co/3OZkswG7VK— Bonita Erika🇨🇦 (@Bonita Erika🇨🇦) 1584534164.0
@mtlblog https://t.co/v64s2qkOMK— Lexatron (@Lexatron) 1584538894.0
These faces are a welcome distraction.
And yes, they're a great test for concentration.
@mtlblog Cleo- is checking constantly « are you concentrating » while working/schooling from home 😜 https://t.co/UWTFZgzcfO— Irina (@Irina) 1584535239.0
@mtlblog https://t.co/lT8lTdu8dQ— la Sainte Flanelle 🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@la Sainte Flanelle 🇨🇦🇺🇸) 1584488683.0
Also excellent nap partners.
@mtlblog The best co-worker! Arthur is my foster dog and he is just the sweetest. He is up for adoption if you want… https://t.co/qHWeL1ws5U— Angela P.Hernandez (@Angela P.Hernandez) 1584536028.0
Arthur's foster mom tells MTL Blog that he is just one of many animals looking for a forever home.
Indeed, the Montreal SPCA tells MTL Blog that its adoption services are still up and running.
Is your pet helping you through social distancing? Send us your photos and pics!