Mac, the pet, is having fun with household time with Hamish Peter, Laura Finn, and two-year-old Sadie.
Whereas a nationwide lockdown could also be a miserable thought for many, the four-legged members of the bubble appear to having a ball.
Stuff visited a number of bubbles all through Christchurch on Sunday (following masks and social distancing protocols) to see how life was for his or her canine approaching per week of alert stage 4.
Gerhard Lourens mentioned it was nice to be residence together with his canine Huxley, a Vizsla, whereas he was nonetheless younger, because it gave him and his spouse, Stuff reporter Mariné Lourens, a chance to spend extra time on his coaching.
“We didn’t have a canine throughout the earlier stage 4 lockdown, and this time round we love having him round waking us up within the mornings, getting us out of the home for walks and play within the park, and simply entertaining us together with his goofiness. And he clearly loves having us round all day.”
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In the meantime, Andrea Vesela’s Jack Russell, Nico, was getting three walks a day throughout lockdown.
“She’s loving having us residence, she’s a really lively canine … she’s simply over the moon,” she mentioned.
“She would like it if we have been residence on a regular basis.”
Liz Crawshaw’s Kerry Blue Terrier, Kiki, was additionally getting probably the most of her companions being at residence with longer walks due to the nice climate.
“She’s getting folks strolling previous the gates, so she’s doing a bit extra barking from the window, however usually I feel she’s very glad to have us right here,” she mentioned.
“She’s a little bit of a shaggy canine story in the mean time – her groom was booked for Monday however has clearly been cancelled. Hoping she will be able to go beneath the clippers quickly.”
Fourteen-week outdated Maltese Shih Tzu Tibetan Spaniel pet Mac, had additionally been profiting from lockdown.
Her proprietor, Hamish Peter, usually works from residence, however having his 2-year-old daughter Sadie residence meant she and Mac spent the week chasing one another round.