Would you retire if you received treats, hikes, fun walks, road trips, car trips, and lots of petting from children? No? Me neither.
A typical day for me begins with either a run, or a walk, or just playing with Joey in our huge backyard. I will admit that I enjoy chasing him. I also love to patrol our fence line. I keep an eye on our neighbors; they look suspicious.
Then we travel to a show. I perform some tricks, I take a nap, I relish the attention and the petting. Next is usually a walk or playtime in a dog park--my reward for a great show. Then I perform again in the afternoon and I receive more treats and lots of love. I sleep in the car as we drive home. In the evening I chase Joey, eat my dinner, watch some TV (but not too much), then I bark at the moon to alert my upright that the moon is watching us. I usually go to bed around 9:30pm.
My days are busy, but also filled with lots of fun time. Sometimes people think I'm tired because I snooze before our show begins. I figure I might as well take a quick nap before I perform my tricks. Unlike humans I don't suffer from stage fright. And usually the libraries and Senior facilities are air conditioned. I love air conditioning!
This week we visited libraries and daycares. I loved performing even though Joey was there. I counted how many treats we each receive during the show and I'm happy to say that I receive more! As long as I continue to reap more treats, Joey can tag along.