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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Take Your Dog to Work Day: June 23

If you're lucky enough to have an employer who'll allow it, you can participate in International Take Your Dog to Work Day, on June 23 (pictured: some of last year's participants).

I, sadly, won't be able to enjoy the company of my own and colleagues' canines, as The Miami Herald refuses to permit dogs in the workplace (except service dogs).

Mine, although they perform many much-needed services for me, such as emptying the kitchen garbage can (all over the floor), digging post holes (in the flower garden), and warming the bed (even when it's 95 degrees), don't meet the official definition.

To which I say: Bah, humbug!

If you're not familiar with the "day," it was launched eight years ago by Pet Sitters International, a professional organization, as a way of acknowledging the vital role that dogs play in our lives and of bringing attention to shelter pets.

To learn more about the orgnization and its special day, click here.

Now, go nag your boss to let you bring your dog to work!


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