We have been a single dog ho,me for the last two weeks. They have been very difficult. Not because Cooper is gone; actually it is probably better that he was not around. I am just getting over a cold that turned into a sinus infection. It started thirteen days ago. The first few days of the cold I was sleeping half the time. Then the infection took all my energy; I was winded just walking down the block.
I recently started feeling better and it just hit me that not having a service dog in-training frees up an incredible amount of time. Including walks, training, and travel, we probably have an extra twenty-one hours a week (an extra day each week).
Monte is enjoying his special one-on-one attention. He gets two walks to the park most days, brushed every other day, daily fetch in the yard, and spends his indoor time sleeping on the sofa/bed.. His crate time has diminished as he only gets crate-time after eating and for sleeping.
Our grocery store had chicken legs on sale for 68 cents a pound, so he has been getting a extra leg/thigh with every meal. This should fatten him up.