the dogs have been displaced by the real world of work …

Really? All over?

They go from being central to all day every day  to snoozing from 7:50 to anytime between 4:30 (on the best of days) to 7:00 (the worst of days – and I work VERY hard to make sure they are rarely completely alone for that long)

Sampson goes to daycare daily – he was crated his first year with us but he is quite anxious crated and is quite a mess by the time I get home … he loves his buddies at Parkers Pet Care … his human buddies that is – they have indiviual runs and play yard time and that suits both him and me best!
Sally goes to daycare with him occasionally – no more than once a week as she is too smart – she gets out of runs and works on her take over of the human race … she doesn’t need to rehearse that nonsense too often!

Brody snoozes at home. he is pretty bouncy when I get home but he sleeps quite a bit when I am home anyhow so I suspect he just follows he sun spots around.

The dogs get treats (chicken strips, stuffed Kongs etc) and meals in dispensers so everything takes awhile.

I don’t love it, Big T doesn’t love it, the dogs don’t love it but it works for us!