Technically, I am employed five mornings; however, I've worked and/or volunteered almost full-time since school started. It has been an adjustment for the family to pick up the slack a little. No one has been hit harder by this adjustment--or so I thought--than the dog. She was accustomed to everyone home 24/7 during the summer, and now she's home alone from 7 to 4 every day. I felt sorry for her . . . until today.