Sit, Spot, it’s time for our conference call!
Regular readers know I seldom volunteer my personal opinions, which tend to be uninformed and moronic.
Tomorrow is “Take Your Dog to Work” day. I’d rather work in an environment with dogs than in a dogless one, any day.
Oh, I’m not saying it’s the right move for everyone. If you plan on confronting riot police, you may want to leave the dog at home.
The same probably holds true if you’re a brain surgeon, opera singer, test pilot, Mafia hit man or air traffic controller.
If your daily job involves rescuing disaster victims, helping folks with disabilities or generally making our world a safer and better place, then working with dogs may be something you already do every day.
But if you’ve just got a regular human occupation, then think about taking your best friend with you to work tomorrow. That is, assuming there’s no chance your dog will make you look bad by doing your job better than you do it.
I say all this as someone who works from home surrounded by two dogs and two cats all day long, and I can tell you they have made my blog what it is today. If they don’t laugh at an item, I don’t run it.
I mean, if you had a complicated task would you give it to these guys in the photos, or to Lamar?
Right: A Swiss rescue worker with her dog prepares to depart for Indonesia for a relief mission at the Swiss Air Rescue base in Kloten October 1, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Lower right: A rescue dog of the Taiwan rescue team wears sun glasses as it leaves the UN compound at the Port-au-Prince airport together with his handler on a pick-up in the early morning hours January 18, 2010. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Left: Take Your Dog To Work Day
Lower left: My own helpers