I have Bud with me, due to an emergency. I’ve had him most of the day, and now for the night.
I’m well used to walkies with him. That’s fun, even when (as today) it’s pissing down (as is evident from the graph of our local reservoir level). But having him at home is much harder work, when he refuses to be left alone (and as a corollary, won’t leave me alone). I expect it’s a little like that for parents of toddlers who can’t ever be let out of sight.