I think we'll start out leaving him home just Tuesdays and Thursdays. I figure that way we offset the lazy days with the excited running around days. Right now, because of the activity level he is used to, I would feel bad about leaving him home all day two days in a row. After I got home last night and the whole rest of the evening he just had so much energy. I don't even want to imagine two days worth of pent up energy out of him. This morning he was crazy! When I let him out of his crate he was jumping all over me! Then he got his tribble to play fetch, and then after some fetch he jumped all over me again. It was hilarious. Oh, and he was extra jumpy and kept barking everytime he heard a leaf fall off a tree outside.
But don't worry. I still played lots of fetch with him, took him on his walk last night, and on his run this morning. He still has plenty of outlets, I think he was just more playful with me. He's at doggy daycare right now getting all his yayas out.
Since I have every other Friday off, that means Theo will go to doggy daycare 10 days a month now rather than 20, so rather than paying $400/month, I'll be paying $200! It's still a lot, but that's a number I'm much more willing to pay, and this way I think Theo still has a good outlet for his energy. It just means Husband and I will have to get out more on the weekends, and since the weather has finally cooled down, I think that would be a good idea!