Your dog hates it, you hate it, that time of the morning when you have to leave those little puppy dog eyes and head to work. Tomorrow you don't have to worry about leaving your pup on the couch. Friday is National Take Your Dog to Work Day, if you're luck enough!
Take Your Dog to Work Day is a day to celebrate your great companion and to encourage adoptions from humane societies, animal shelters, and breed rescue clubs. This year marks the fifteenth annual celebration since its start in 1999 by Pet Sitters International.
If your job hasn’t celebrated this national holiday before, maybe you should suggest it! It’s meant for every business big and small. Participation from companies will show that their business is a true friend of the canine community in a positive and proactive way. Plus, why not bring your dog to work? Where do you think the saying “working like a dog” came from?
Dogs can type up your reports for you.
They make for a nice decoration on your desk.
They can make a great paper weight.
They will edit and look over your work.
They will take your calls.
They will get the mail.
They will take over when you need a bathroom break.
They will even keep your pencils nice and sharpened!
Don’t forget to keep in mind that some dogs aren’t suited for the business life and may be more comfortable at home waiting for you to get off. If your dog isn’t good around other people and dogs you might want to leave Fido at home to warm up the couch for you.
So, before you grab your thermos of coffee and start to head off to work don’t forget a leash and Fido on Friday. Also, expect some extra fur with that coffee and some extra tail wagging around the office!
So, who has an office that is celebrating this holiday?
Featured image courtesy of Pet Sitters International