Luckily, I've been working from home since 2000. For a long time I worked as a research analyst, and now as a writer. Our girls - angel Bailey, angel Abby, and Rita - have all enjoyed getting to "go to work" with me every day, even if my commute is just to the office down the hall.
We did try taking Bailey to the dog-daddy's work a couple of times -- but only on the weekends when very few other folks were around.
Good thing too, because the very first time we took her there (the hubs just needed to quickly stop by the office for some files), she sensed immediately that this was some sort of enchanted land. As soon as we opened the door, she took off running. We had her off-leash, assuming she'd just cruise along with us - but no. She had other plans!
As the hubs went to his office, I raced after her as she zig-zagged through the cube-maze. It was like she was searching for something as she dashed and darted from cube to cube.
I lost track of her at one point and ran past an office with a lone, stressed employee working on that lovely Saturday afternoon. He had a bewildered look on his face.
"Did a beagle cruise by here?" I asked, although I didn't really need to.
"Yeah," he said. "She flew in here, looked around and took off. She went that away..." He pointed down the hall.
I finally found her with her head in someone's wastepaper basket. She'd found her prize.
Apparently there had been a birthday celebration the day before, and someone had thrown away part of a piece of cake. (Who throws away cake??)
Every time we took her along to the office after that, she would race around, certain there was cake - or some other treasure - hidden in that wonderland!
So, will you be taking your dog to work on Friday? If you do, and if it's a beagle... I'd suggest a leash at all times!
Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!