One of the best things about pet dogs is their genuine enthusiasm at seeing you again after a break.
My friend was housesitting and dogsitting and Monty was spoilt rotten. Sure he got way more food and walking than from me. Still the excitement of my return was heartwarming 🙂
Have started my 30 mins/day relaxing idea with walking Monty down to a nearby lovely walk along a drain/stream that lines up alongside the highway CitiLink. Sounds awful but is awash with bush plants and really quite scenic.