I've been really lucky the last few years in that I usually only work a partial day or get to come home for lunch. The dogs think this is really great, obviously. But we didn't realize how great this was for us!
Apparently, even just coming home for an hour at lunch or being home in the afternoon-even if I'm not directly interacting with her does a noticeable amount to take the edge off of Legend's evening demand for attention and activity.
We had apparently been taking this for granted until this week when I worked three full days in a row without being able to come home for lunch. By last night she was, to say the least, relentless. So, not surprisingly she was like the energizer bunny and never wavered during our 7.5 mile run this afternoon. At the end, instead of laying down while I stretched, she wanted to tug her leash. When we got home she wanted to play ball.
Be very quiet, I think she is sleeping now. Such is life with a border collie.
3 hours ago