Madison gets up with H-mom at 5:30, to get the teen-human up and ready for school and out the door. She leaves a few minutes before the slow and tired and sleepy teen-human, and walks with H-mom up to the corner to make sure that the school bus waits. WAITS. Madison understands that command. "WAIT." She is a great help at sitting patiently and keeping the bus in line. The bus and the teen-human connect at about 6:10.
Then back up to the 19th floor, to watch the sun rise from the balcony door.
The dog park doesn't even open until 7am.
Can you imagine the torture of that WAIT?
The mayhem and pure joy of the following 2 hours has already been well-documented. Madison runs, swims, tousles, chases ... it's all a dog can do to fill the time with enough silly behavior. Madison's new nickname is "Goofy." H-mom will address this later.
It's home by 9am.
And then it's naptime. All day long. Snoozing, stretching, relaxing.
H-mom will just have to WAIT until Madison feels like moving.