My faithful four-legged companion went with me on a fishing trip and family visit. He didn't get nearly as much exercise as he should have during our nearly 4 week excursion, but he made up for it the first day he was back home. The rabbits knew that the Dude was back in town.
And, the Dude paid the price - sore muscles the day after. Limping and crawling and hesitation when negotiating stairs or climbing up on my lap told me the Dude was a "hurtin' scooter" because of all his renewed activity.
After a couple of days, he was back in fine shape, not knowing that his own activity was the cause of his aches and pains. No matter the consequence, Humper is going to "go-play" just like his middle name, and rabbit chasing is one of his favorite activities.
It's a good feeling to know that my dog is okay. It's hard not to be concerned when he isn't himself. And, I'm certain he feels great too just knowing that we're finally back home again.