I have a little bit of an unusual work situation in that I work in an office separate from the majority of my colleagues. This week my sole officemate was out on vacation so I decided to make it “Bring Your Dog to Work” week. Each day this week I brought in either Happy or Joey to keep me company. Having them with me made the week so much more enjoyable and I must say everyone who popped into the office (we are a tour office and visitors sometimes stop in with questions) enjoyed their presence too. They were my little greeters, especially Happy, and they put a lot of smiles on people’s faces this week. So this is my unofficial PSA for having dogs in the office. They make people happy!
Image via Katie Redmiles Pierson
Maryland lawmakers have been debating the recent ruling that pit bulls and pit bull mixes are inherently dangerous in a special session of state legislature. What brought them out from their summer vacations into the state house? Gambling of course but they also added the pit bull ruling to their agenda. I work by the state house and my colleague and I have seen bully breeds and their owners congregating out front to show their support. The good news? The law has been changed. The bad news? It hasn’t been changed enough. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve written a couple posts about my first foster experience that began on Cinco de Mayo when we brought home Lady, the little gal pictured above. I haven’t shared an update lately because we’re in a kind of foster limbo. I’ve had Lady for so long in part because she was heartworm positive when she was rescued. I offered to see Lady through her heartworm treatment, a 2-3 month long process consisting of a strict schedule of shots, steroids and other medications. She’s been at high risk of serious side effects but she’s almost never seemed sick to me. She’s a survivor. The plan was that when she finished treatment, it’d be time to find her a home. But she’s still in my home.
My dog, Happy the great, is now accepting applications for babysitting jobs outside the family. He’s honed up his skills with my two nieces, the youngest of whom is three-months-old and pictured above being soothed and entertained by Happy. Happy will work for treats and walks. In all seriousness though, is it just me or do dogs just love them some babies? Anytime this little baby is around, my dogs go nuts for her. I’m hoping this means Happy can finally start pulling his weight by bringing home some babysitting bacon.