My ex-wife and I share custody of Jigsaw. At our old house (she got the house, I got the company), we have it set up so that Jigsaw can unilaterally go into the backyard through doggy doors in the slider out to the lanai and the porch door itself. Every weekday morning, I go over to the house, open the gate at the side of the house and whistle for her. She jumps in the car enthusiastically and spends all day with me until 5-6, when I bring her back and let her back in the gate, and she goes back in the house and hangs out until my ex-wife gets home from work. This weekend, she’s out of town, so I have her here with me overnight, and it’s nice to have a puppy at home with me. Although, I’m so used to having the whole bed to myself that she and I have been fighting for space every night! I think she knows that we’re not together anymore, and I think she’s adjusting very well to the new dynamic. Plus, she’s like a child of divorced parents – she gets spoiled! Extra walks, extra treats, more toys – it’s like dog heaven!
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