Friday, June 13, 2008
…This seems to be the rage—pooches next to the desk. HA loves her dog Jim, and yes, he lies on a pillow by her desk most of the day.
…But he also starts barking when she is on the phone. Or goes to the door and sees two molecules of air or something else only dogs can object to and starts carrying on.
…Scientists and doctors she is interviewing have one of two reactions: “Oh, what kind of dog is that?” or, “Is that a DOG barking?” The former get excellent press.
…HA works at home, though. Seventeen percent of workplaces, apparently, allow dogs to come to the office.
…June 20th is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Yes, there is such a thing.
…Some companies, according to Newsweek, are er, “putting on the dog,” with boneshaped cakes and doggie masseuses.
…If you have a dog allergy, HA guesses your barking will go unnoticed.
…Even at the most dog-lovin’ offices, unhousetrained or molecule-annoyed dogs like Jim get fired.
…Another piece of advice HA read is don’t leave your dog alone in the office with other dogs. Nuh-duh—ever heard the term “hostile takeover”?
…Biting the boss would also be a huge mistake dogwise.
…PS. HA also has three cats, but they show no interest whatsoever in boosting her morale, although one does like to jump on the desk while HA is interviewing sources and knock the pencil out of HA’s fingers.
…She’s the one with the sense of humor.