On days that I have a hearing of Polycom or otherwise work away from home, Abby has a professional dog walker/sitter that takes her out at least once during the day. She's a retired postal carrier and loves walking Abby and a couple other dogs each work day. Abby just LOVES her and will wait patiently for her to show up at the back door. But she also waits patiently on the days I telework each month, thinking she'll get another visit from her friend. in addition to my taking her out for play in the yard on my lunch break. She starts the watch at EXACTLY the same time every day, about 10 minutes before her walker normally arrives.
Mom, it's 11:30, she should be here by now. I'm getting worried.