I have no dog but have 4 kids. Why would this article be unrealistic?
I get about 2 & 1/2 hours of uninterrupted time to myself everyday.
I wake up at 5 a.m. and nobody bothers me until 7:30 or so.
no email, no web surfing, no nothing. I just start coding/write script & I seriously get more done in that 2.5 hours than rest of my day.
I feel good rest of the day because I got my “shit” done.