Each morning for our run (when weather doesn't permit running on the trails), Dar leaves with Ariel and I with Breeze at two different times. Breeze and I always finish -- return home -- before Dar and Ariel. When we get home, Breeze circles around the yard until he tracks Ariel to the gate. Thus satisfied that he knows where mom and Ariel went, he sits like a statue waiting for them until they get home. He hardly moves a muscle from this sitting position -- maybe just the flick of an ear that lets you know he's listening for them as intently as he's watching. And he'll sit watching for them like this for well over fifteen minutes at a time.