Clarice seems to always "know" when it's the weekend, I will be home, and there is a newspaper to be retrieved from the driveway. As soon as my feet hit the floor, she is at the front door ready to do her task for the day. Rain or shine, snow or ice, she flies off the porch on her morning mission! All of our dobies have had the task of bringing in the paper. Before Claire, it was BJ, then Olivia, then Susie (who still loves to go after it, but graciously allows her younger sister the honor.) These dogs LOVE to work, I need to teach them more and often feel guilty that I don't take the time to do so.