Jo here to talk about dogs at work . . .Do most all of you read the Candidae website on Responsible Ownership of Dogs? In today's informative blog about dogs, they talked about Taking Dogs to Work.
I would have commented to this blog but what I want to tell you is fairly long. Back about 30 years ago, I worked in a small office that handled volunteer activities. I was alone there alot and since it was a rough part of town, I got to thinking I might like to bring my dog to work with me. Also next door to my little office was a Food Pantry that operated with volunteers, open a few days a week. When hungry people showed up and there was no one there, they rightfully got upset.
So I started bringing my yellow lab/golden retriever mix to work with me. Her name was Cappie and she was smart and beautiful. On this one day, I was working at my desk and Cappie was stretched out on the floor, snoozing. The door from the hall opened and in walked one of the scariest looking men I have ever seen. He had scars all over his face, arms and hands. Looked like a prison escapee or something equally as bad. I could barely say hello, when he knelt down to Cappie, and said "Well, hello Bowser, lets shake hands." Cappie loved shaking hands, and she did so profusely with him, wagging her tail and looking happy to have the company. The man then spoke to me, telling me he needed food and when would the ladies be in. Just about that time, one of the ladies appeared, opened up shop and sent our visitor out with a bag of groceries.
The worker from the Pantry came in and said "my, he was a rough looking fellow, wasn't he? He was most polite though and was happy to get what we had to give."
So this was the day I learned from my dog, to always put a good face on, to be polite and not judge a book by its cover!
Jo, Stella and Zkhat