3.29.2012

Why I love taking my dogs to work

There are multiple reasons, actually, not the least of which is that they REALLY enjoy coming.  They love riding in the car to and from the office (and sometimes stopping off at a little neighborhood park on the way home for a quick pre-dinner romp), and having the opportunity to socialize with a great many different people.  For Tucker, this is something he has always enjoyed.  He is Mr. Social Butterfly.  The King of the Welcome Wagon.  Phoebe, on the other hand, used to be far more reserved.  For those in her trusted circle, she was (is) a total love bug, but she did not often extend those same charms to random strangers.  Coming to the office three to five days a week has really brought her out of her shell. 

I also love the calming influence they have over not just me, but my colleagues as well.  They seem to know when someone needs cheering up and can use a dog to pet or play with.  Phoebe, as has been well-documented, can always be counted on for comic relief.  

Also, having them here gets me up out of my chair and outside at least three or four times in a day.  Since, daylight savings time notwithstanding, I often leave the office after it's dark outside, if it weren't for them, I might never see the sun during the week!

My "work/therapy" dogs relaxing in the shade during one of our pilgrimages to see the sun.(This table is such a relaxing place to sit and look at the water, and since no one ever uses it (preferring the similar tables to the rear of the building that have a view of the many sailboats docked at the marina), it has become "my" spot, and I therefore don't feel guilty when Tucker & Phoebe want to jump up on it to get a better view of their surroundings.)




11 comments:

Rama's Mama said...

Oh how I loved taking my dogs with me. I am home now, but back in the day I took them with me to work and it was great for me, for them, and everyone that visited with them during the day. My workplace was a happy one. It's great that you get to bring your pets to work.

Old Kitty said...

I think it's so brilliant you can take adorable Phoebe and beautiful Tucker to work with you! I totally see how they help and are such a bonus not just for you but for your workplace!! It's great to know that it's helped sweet Phoebe come out of her shell too!! Yay! Take care
x

tubby3pug said...

We are awful jealous, we would love to go to work with mom or dad

urban hounds

Bassetmomma said...

How great to get to go to work with your human!! It's a win situation all round!

Remington said...

That is SO cool! Beth don't work so I get to be with her everyday!

FinleytheWestie said...

So cool you get to go to work with your Momma, Tucker!

Oui Oui said...

We think animals at work are great. People used to bring in their pets and at the time the mom had an Irish Setter/ Golden Retriever mix she would take in. One girl used to bring in her goat!

Carolyn said...

You are so fortunate to be able to take them to work! Here, unless it was a guide dog, it wouldn't be allowed!

Bocci said...

So glad you can take your pups to work-lucky for all three of you! I've taken Bocci for short visits a number of times and he loves it:-)

Mr. Pip said...

You are so lucky! My assistant's work frowns on this kind of thing ...plus I would have to ride a train which wouldn't be so fun.

Your pal, Pip

Kolchak Puggle said...

It must be so nice to b abl to take them with you. I wish my boys could come to work with me. Probably not th bst idea though. Can you imagin my crazy puggle loose in a glass shop?!