Do you have a dog or cat that does service? Lots of animals do service by going to nursing homes, hospitals, etc. to bring love and joy to the people who love and appreciate our fuzzy friends.
I've spoken to a lot of these very special animals and they tell me that although it brings them joy and satisfaction to do this for humans; (they really love having a 'job', especially when it comes to heart energy), they also want some time off.
I can say that I truly love my job. It doesn't really feel like work. However, to stay balanced and happy, I need time for myself to rejuvenate so I can be of upmost service to people and animals. The animals feel the same way.
So, give your animal partner a couple days of play and they'll love and appreciate you for it. :)