08 July 2011

{08july2011:Take Your Dog To Work Day}

Two weeks ago it was Take Your Dog to Work Day! From their website:
"First celebrated in 1999, Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog To Work Day® was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event asks pet lovers to celebrate the humane-canine bond and promote pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support TYDTWDay by opening their workplace to employees’ four-legged friends on this one special day."
Luckily our boss LOVES dogs and the one person in our office who isn't a fan was out! Woo hoo! So our boss agreed and even allowed Darwin and her bff Juneau to come in the office.
As you can see Darwin was thrilled to be in.
Just kidding it's been a while since she's been allowed to come to work with us and she LOVES coming in. She loves all the attention and just being with us!
She also loves apples and managed to score a few that day.
We have a few new interns and employees and they were all fascinated that a dog could love apples. So after I had given her one, our coworker gave her another small one so everyone could watch. Then another new guy ate an apple and gave Darwin the core. They tried to give her more but I was worried about too much fiber! 
At lunch we took a long walk with Juneau down the waterfront and to the sculpture park. On the way there Darwin found a toy leopard sitting on the ground so she picked it up and carried it with us.
Our walk included a stop at the pet store for treats and a stop at the butcher in the market to restock our supply of knuckle bones (we usually get a big bag and keep it in the freezer at home). I wanted to find a small food toy to keep Darwin entertained and found this Monster Mouth toy by Jolly Pets
She really liked it and it kept her busy for a while! I'd highly recommend it!
By the end of the day Darwin was worn out. Who


  1. Very cool. I wish that I could go to work with my mom and dad. Maybe one day.

  2. I wish I could take my dogs to work with me! Yet another reason why we need to move to the Pacific Northwest!!

  3. It makes me miss taking my pups to work!


  4. Looks like she had a great time going to work with you!

  5. What a great day! And a great excuse to go for a walk at lunch time. Darwin is SO beautiful!!

  6. How lucky you got to go to work with your hoomie!

  7. Everyone thinks all the small dogs have all the fun, so it's great to see Darwin was able to go to work too! And I think I would be so fascinated by the apple eating too.

  8. You sure had fun at work. All those apples! Score!


  9. Hi Darwin, what a fun day. Apples? I haven't tried them yet. No worries, and love, Stella

  10. Oh Darwin - I'm FINALLY catching up!!!!! I loved all your posts about Orcas Island - so nice that you got to go along on the trip too (I've never been on a ferry!) and what an incredible, dogfriendly place your humans found to stay! (but how weird that you like to wee into water!!) I also thought it was so cute how you were carrying that toy leopard around in your mouth! I think it's so wonderful how your humans take you everywhere with them, to the shops and stuff - it's so good for your socialisation! My humans wish they could take me to lots of "human" places but people often aren't very dog-friendly here and they start giving them dirty looks or complaining about the "big dog" and saying that it isn't right to bring dogs into the city, which makes my humans stressy...so now they usually leave me at home...:-(

    Ooh - and what a great idea to have a Take Your Dog To Work Day! Wish they had that here Down Under - although I shouldn't really complain since Hsin-Yi works from home so every day for me is a Take Your Dog To Work Day!! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  11. We are slowly catching up with everyones adventures! Looks like you have had quite a few!

    Gosh "a take your pet to work day" sounds great! What a lucky girl you are being spoilt with all those apples and a new toy! :)

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  12. Such a lucky girl to go to work! I have not met a doggie that does not love apples!
    Is that an easy walk harness? I thought the other color strap was supposed to go under your belly? I used ours for the first time in awhile the other day and could not figure out which way was right... looks right on you so maybe we have it wrong!