Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

Ben and I said goodbye to our sweet, loyal and old pup Moonli at 4:30pm yesterday. He lived 14.5 full years and we’re so thankful for the time we got to share with him. Things were getting pretty bad at the end – his cleft pallet membrane had a puncture and he was obsessively eating dirt, as well as failure in his rear legs. He was pretty deaf and couldn’t see well due to double cataracts. And yet, we miss him dearly. Waking up this morning to a quiet house sent us both into sobs and it’s been an adjustment thinking that he’ll bust through the dog door at any moment. Even Mochi is looking for him.

Oh, puppy. Thank you for teaching us about unconditional love and loyalty.

And then it’s back to reality… Ben asked me at dinner tonight if the media has an inclination of when this social distancing is going to ease up. My thought: it’s really hard to say. Other countries that were hit early from it are slowly getting back to business and time will tell if they have another round of infections. Another report Ben read said that to completely knock this out of humankind is to shelter for the next two years. Can you imagine?

Colorado Case Summary (Updated 4/9/20 at 4:00 p.m.)
Note: This summary only includes data through 4/8 and does not reflect cases since then.

6,202 cases*
1,221 hospitalized
56 counties
31,180 people tested**
226 deaths
54 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities

  • Denver 1,031, 38 deaths
  • Arapahoe 877, 24 cases
  • Jefferson 660, 25 cases
  • Weld 614, 36 death
  • El Paso 534, 32 deaths
  • Adams 475, 16 deaths
  • Eagle 394, 5 deaths
  • Douglas 270, 10 deaths
  • Boulder 217, 7 deaths
  • Unknown 200
  • Larimer, 9 deaths
  • Gunnison 99, 1 death
  • Broomfield 61, 2 deaths
  • Summit 57
  • Garfield 50, 2 deaths
  • Pueblo 48, 2 deaths
  • Morgan 44
  • Pitkin 39, 2 deaths
  • Montrose 38, 3 deaths
  • La Plata 37
  • Out of State 33, 1 death
  • Routt 32
  • Mesa 32
  • Chaffee 26, 2 deaths
  • Logan 13
  • Teller 12, 1 death
  • San Miguel 11
  • Elbert 10, 1 death
  • Clear Creek 10
  • Baca 9
  • Montezuma 8, 1 death
  • Alamosa 7, 2 deaths
  • Kit Carson 6
  • Delta 6, 1 death
  • Archuleta 6
  • Rio Grande 5
  • Park 5
  • Otero 5
  • Fremont 5
  • Phillips 4
  • Ouray 4, 1 death
  • Lake 4
  • Grand 4
  • Saguache 3
  • Moffat 3

Published by jensharp13

I am a Boulder, Colorado based cycling coach that focuses on the whole athlete and the balance needed in order to perform at your best.

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