Leo’s New Home Routine
Leo is finishing up his 3rd week of staying home full time and he has fully transitioned into his new routine. Leo’s new morning routine consists of a longer walk than he used to get, which he absolutely loves. We are getting up at the same time to feed Leo at his normal feeding time and using the time it takes to commute to work to give Leo a nice, long walk. If I had to guess, I’d say he loves his new morning routine. That is until we sit down at our makeshift desk on our dining room table and stop giving him attention.
As soon as we settle into our workday, Leo does his own settling in and usually takes a morning nap or does some intense staring out the window. He loves watching people, dogs, squirrels, lizards, or even rustling leaves fly by the window. If something is extra exciting, he’ll stand up make a huffing noise that almost sounds like a soft bark and then get on with the next nap of the day.
While Leo definitely misses being in the office and seeing all of his friends, his napping prospects are much better at home. In the office, his options are just his bed and the ground. At home, he is all over the place. He’ll usually start out under or near the dining table, and then he’ll move to the couch facing us. Later he’ll move to the other side of the couch, or the ground next to it, etc. He does a great job of not bothering us while we are working. He’ll come over if we call him, but for the most part, he’ll just hang out, play with one of his toys or just nap. I believe coming into work every day has taught Leo the difference between work time and playtime.