Looks like I have some catching up to do. My cold has improved, so now I can get back into the swing of things!
We have developed a morning routine. We distract Cedar by feeding him on the front porch. As he chows down, we sneak Molly & Max out the side of the house through the garage door. This way, Molly & Max can use the outdoors in peace.
This morning, since J is out of town, morning dog duty fell to me. I fed Cedar, and he happily began chowing down on his food just like he is supposed to do.
Then as stealthily as possible, I snuck out the side with Molly & Max. The garage door opened...and there was Cedar.
So, this morning the dog routine instantly tripled in time. Did I allow extra time to get ready for work since I knew I would be taking the dogs out? Nope. Oops.