Many of you who have been following along for a while (which I know is like 2) know what a crazy dog we have in Emma. She has been through many, many adventures. There was also a summer two years ago where she went three shades of crazy and we have had to change our habits with her since then.
For the last year we have been taking her to my angel/Auntie Karen's house. Auntie Karen works from home so on the days I work, Emma happily sits in the basement with her while she works. Auntie Karen takes her for walks on her lunch break and they both get a little fresh air and exercise. I think it has worked out to be a really good solution.
The only time it becomes a bit of a issue that Emma can't be home alone is when Auntie Karen goes on vacation. In those instances we do one of two things with her. The first is to take her to doggy daycare and the second is to keep her with me. As long as the weather is good she is quite content to hang out in the backseat of the van and this week it was. Luckily over my lunch break I'm also able to take her (and I) for a nice long walk. This week I was working with students at the Childrens hospital and it has a lovely view. If you look closely in the background you'll see COP. Of course you can also see the chinook in the clouds, which means the mountains didn't show up that well. But it really was a lovely view on a lunchtime walk with my dog and partner in crime.