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Monday, June 18, 2007

Take your dog to work this Friday

TYDTWFriday, June 22 is national Take Your Dog to Work Day.

Begun in 1999 by Pet Sitters International, Take Your Dog to Work Day always falls on the Friday following Fathers Day. The event allows employers to experience the value of pets in the workplace, and encourages pet adoptions from shelters, humane societies and rescue groups.

A 2006 survey by the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association indicated that one in five companies allows pets in the workplace. According to the survey, millions of employees feel that pets in the workplace lead to a more creative environment, decrease absenteeism, improve productivity and help co-workers get along better. (Yeah, well, "pets" is a nice, politically-correct word, but I'd say that DOGS improve productivity. Have you ever heard of anyone "working like a cat?")

My usual day job consists of staying on the sofa and protecting my house from meter readers and delivery drivers, but if you work in a restaurant and your dog can't make it on Friday, I'd be happy to help....
M. Zane Grey, 7:46 AM