A poodle’s burden
It is a great burden of responsibility for an elderly poodle to provide comfort for his mother when she is physically distancing.
Also, when your mother has a fractured patella and must do her physiotherapy by video link, it is important that a poodle take part in the exercises. Ensuring the mat used for crunches and other exercises is suitably soft is one part of this onerous task.
Let there be no confusion that having to lie on a lap or a soft bed, or be carried around all day is something that a small dog wants to do. It is just his contribution to the community effort.