Staying Home

When we went to Costco the other day, they were out of a lot of things. Apparently people are panicking about this virus going around. As I understand it, the danger for otherwise healthy people is similar to the flu. People react the same way when a big storm is coming. They’re afraid they won’t get out of their houses for months. Better stock up on toilet paper. We’re going to be here a while. Lion and I have enough food to last us a long time. We may not be happy eating all of it, but we can if we have to.

Lion had a doctor appointment this afternoon. His blood tests all look good and his doctor is happy with his health. Of course, there’s not much that particular doctor can do to help his sight or balance but we’ll take what we can get. On the way home we stopped to pick up a few prescriptions and some necessities. You know, orange juice, bread, cookies…the necessities. One endcap was low on stock. When I looked at it, I saw a label for peroxide. Peroxide? Who thinks they need peroxide to combat a virus? Oh well.

I’m not sure why, but Lion wasn’t in the mood for play last night. It was sort of late when I asked and I was actually considering begging off for the night. He asked if it was alright that we didn’t play. I was surprised but I didn’t ask why he didn’t want to. It’s always alright if he doesn’t. Punishment, on the other hand, requires a very good reason to be postponed. He better be sick or in pain. Simply not wanting to be punished won’t fly.

As a matter of fact, I had a good reason to punish him. He’d interrupted me. I growled at him instead. I guess the same thing that made me not want to play also made me not want to swat him. Although I wasn’t falling asleep, I was still tired. I just didn’t feel like summoning enough energy needed to whomp him. Did he get away with it? Perhaps. I mean, he knows what he did. He knows it’s wrong. So, in that respect he didn’t get away with it. But he didn’t get punished. Win some, lose some.

Since we’ve done our shopping, we’ll be staying in for the duration. Lion heard that anyone over the age of 60 should avoid going out of the house. I’m close enough to 60. I’d be happy to stay home. Lion has been working from home for a long time. Now his office is telling everyone to work from home anyway. Why can’t my job tell me to work from home? Oh well. I’ll be happy staying home for the weekend.


  1. It is very interesting to see things unfold. So far, Lion has truly been the architect of his own misery, but he has also been very much in control and the one pushing things in the direction of greater severity and less flexibility (e.g., “binary spankings” regardless of offense). This quote was foreboding: “Punishment, on the other hand, requires a very good reason to be postponed. He better be sick or in pain. Simply not wanting to be punished won’t fly.”

    It will be interesting to see what happens when he gets punished and really doesn’t want to, especially if he has a bad day at work or is down for some reason and has to come home to face what are by all accounts severe, very painful, and lasting spankings. It doesn’t seem like he’s been tested yet, but you are clearly flexing and getting a lot less concerned with how much it hurts, his reactions, etc. It seems inevitable that he is bound to get one that he really may not want.

    It’s telling that he refers to you with “release numbers” like “2.0”, “3.0,” and “4.0” because he is really creating his own Frankenstein. So far, he seems to recover the same evening and can engage you. Query if that will continue to be the case as you move forward with severity, duration, and inflexibility.

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      I think he’s been punished when he hasn’t wanted to be. Maybe he wasn’t in a bad mood per se but he definitely wasn’t looking forward to it.

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