TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK

Friday was “take your dog to work” day. It’s the official day when pups are often welcomed into the workplace (depending on where you work of course!).

Designed to celebrate canines and promote the adoption of dogs, it was created in 1999 by Pet Sitters International.

But what do you do and where do you go when you work from home? –

You get creative!

Friday’s generally all about Harley. He gets up extra early (all on his own) and spends the entire day at doggie day care.#lifemember

Knowing this was how my day would begin, I had a plan.

I called and asked if Jax could come there and work. “Thank-the-doodle” for sponsors like Olde Towne Pet Resort – they welcomed Jax with open arms…

otprAfter all, as sponsors of this blog, one could “technically” say the Boys already work here #humormeplease

8:15 AM

Since Red Bull would possibly probably send him to the vet, we opted for a puppachino from Starbucks to jump start his day…

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His entire life (all 5.75 months worth) – he’s only been in the building long enough to drop Harley off. When he realized he was staying for the day, his inexhaustible energy had him bouncing off the walls. #nomorepuppachinos

9:30 AM

Clint suggested a swim to release some of that adrenal before getting started with his workday. Who could possibly say “no” to a four-foot deep, 20-foot long indoor heated lap pool?…

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This was his first deep water experience so for his safety we started with the life jacket.

Don’t ever think all dogs can swim #myth Proceed with caution until you’re sure. In this case, water to Jaxson is like breathing. He loves it…

So the jacket came off…

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…and my Doodle Bug became a Doodle Dolphin #flipperdoodle

10:20 AM

Detour to grooming! Can’t meet with Marketing dripping wet now can we?

Clean and dry but looking a hot mess, it was time for his first trim…

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No way could he be around clients looking wild and crazy….

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1:00 PM

We brought Jaxson’s July PupBox along so he could show the retail staff things that puppies really like…

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1:30 PM

The meeting was short because it was Friday. Friday’s are always busy at the front desk…

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Their procedure manual states: when the phones start ringing like chapel bells, holla’ for “back-up”…

reservations

1:50 PM

Ten minutes before the interview. Must borrow a tie from their retail department. Wasn’t sure which way he should go…

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The applicant was very friendly. He seemed quite comfortable having a dog participate in a job interview for a pet resort…

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Jax barked out a couple of question and jotted down a few notes…

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2:30 PM

Since he never took a lunch break, we were allowed to clock out before his shift ended. He went upstairs to get Harley…

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THE REST OF HIS AFTERNOON –

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I wonder if they’ll put him on the schedule for next week? #Igotjokes

I am joining the Monday Mischief blog hop brought to you by Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog BlogMy Brown Newfies. The Hop that wraps up the weekend.

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52 Comments
  • Terri Gardner
    June 29, 2015

    I enjoyed you photo story. Nicely done. That did seem like such a hard hard day at work for him (HaHa).

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      So glad you enjoyed it Terri, thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon…

  • Two French Bulldogs
    June 29, 2015

    You must be pooped! Hope you got a raise
    Lily & Edward

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      A raise? We’re just hoping for a paycheck LOL

  • Flea
    June 29, 2015

    Jaxon is THE most adorable pup ever! I love his wild and crazy look!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      I did too Flea! It was sticking straight up like he licked an electrical socket. He is so much fun to have around.

  • Nichole
    June 29, 2015

    Sure looks like it was a GREAT day of “work!” I miss being able to take my dog(s) to work.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      Oh wow Nicole, you had a job away from home that allowed you to bring your pups to work? That must have been PAWsome!

  • Monika & Sam
    June 29, 2015

    Completely adorable! Looks like he had a great time too. Loved the ties. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      Thanks Monika – the ties are so cute, I want them ALL!

  • jan
    June 29, 2015

    I almost wish I didn”t work at home so I could take my dogs to work. Almost. That looked like so much fun.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      Me too Jan!! That’s why I had to “create” a work place for him. I would love to be at a job that supported this day once a year.

  • DashLilly
    June 29, 2015

    Bravo! A hard day of work certainly!!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      Deirdre, you would have thought he worked with a chain gang the way he snored all night long! LOL

  • The Daily Pip
    June 29, 2015

    He can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan …or at least answer phones and wear a cool executive tie! Adorable post!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      If he fried it up, he’d more than likely “gobble” it up too! Have a great week.

  • Elaine
    June 29, 2015

    What a full day for Jax at work! He looked so handsome and professional as he carried out the agenda for the day. Awesome pictures, Cathy!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      Thanks Elaine – He was a pretty good employee (if I say so myself) 🙂

  • Earl Lover
    June 29, 2015

    Take Your Dog To Work is such a great creation! Now we just need a Take Your Dog To School!

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      I can help you with that Earl – become a “Tail Wagging Tutor” Therapy Dog and you can hang out in school all year long!

  • Christine & Riley
    June 29, 2015

    OMGD!! This was the best post I’ve seen! Jax is a hard worker, and at such a young age! Riley just laid around all day!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      Thanks Christine – had to find something constructive for him to do while big brother played all day at camp.

  • Comedy Plus
    June 29, 2015

    What a delightful way to spend the day at work. You sure needed that nap though. Yes indeed.

    Have a woof woof Awww Monday and thanks for dropping by Comedy Plus. ☺

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      Back atcha Comedy Plus – glad you enjoyed our post as we did yours. Let’s keep in touch shall we?

  • Jackie Bouchard
    June 29, 2015

    So cute! I’m sure my hubs would love to have workers like Jax at his office. Siriusly! Love the “I just washed my hair and I can’t do a thing with it!” look!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      Thanks Jackie – he did look a little “weird science” didn’t he?

  • Chris Gilbert
    June 29, 2015

    Jax can come work with us any day – hope to see him again soon!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      HA! Be careful what you put in print Chris, he/we may just take you up on it! Thanks for all your help!

  • Emma
    June 29, 2015

    What a fun day for him! He is growing up way too fast!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      Yes he is Emma – I cannot believe it myself and I see him everyday!

  • Dixie
    June 29, 2015

    Jax is a quick learner and a delight to have around. And so is his mom! We had lots of fun, too.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      Well then – send him his orientation paperwork and he’ll be back on Friday 🙂

  • messymimi
    June 29, 2015

    What a fun day! He’s beautiful, and i’m glad he got to go to work.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 29, 2015

      It was a wonderful day. Jax was exhausted almost all weekend! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Hawk aka BrownDog
    June 29, 2015

    Hi Y’all!

    Oh what a wonderful job and what a great job he did too!

    Y’all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 30, 2015

      Well thank you Hawk – I will let Jax know know!

  • Jan K
    June 29, 2015

    Everyone’s work day should be so fun! I think he has a career started….

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 30, 2015

      I agree! I’m waiting for his orientation paperwork to come in the mail LOL

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    June 29, 2015

    I don’t blame him for napping. That’s one busy day! Love his ties.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 30, 2015

      Mr. N. I think I’m going to have to buy both of those ties. I really liked them too! Do you wear ties?

  • Talent Hounds
    June 29, 2015

    What brilliant photos and such a good day. Good point about swimming and so much fun at work. Gorgeous doodles. X Susie and Kilo

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 30, 2015

      Thanks Talent Hounds – Jax had a wonderful day and he was super exhausted by dinner time.

  • LeeAnna Paylor
    June 30, 2015

    That was the most entertaining story I’ve seen in a while. You are terrific at putting pix with story line and the hashtags are lol. Jax, you sure do clean up well, and the ties! What a businessman! Our baby’s growing up….
    That looks like a great place Cathy. I wonder if Cole would get in the pool. His old joints could use some swimming but he’s nervous in deep water. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 30, 2015

      Thank you so much LeeAnna. I love adding hashtags, so I’m happy they make you and many others laugh. Yes Jax is growing up. Olde Towne Pet Resort is a wonderful place, and many many dogs swim because of joint pain. Should you decide to try it – contact the one in Springfield 703-440-6521 and tell the front desk that “The Boys” sent you, and get a discount on your services 🙂

  • slimdoggy
    June 30, 2015

    Great story – what a busy day for Jax…glad he went with the executive look – very distinguished.

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 30, 2015

      HA! I’m just wondering what was really going through the poor applicants head. Yes, that was a real interview!

  • Katy Salo
    June 30, 2015

    Best post yet! We love you Bennett boys and fam!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 30, 2015

      Thanks Katy – the Bennett Boys love you all too!

  • Jean Dion
    June 30, 2015

    I hope he picked the business casual tie! It really seemed to bring out the color of his eyes.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 30, 2015

      No Jean, he went with the Executive look LOL – he wanted to be taken seriously during the interview 🙂

  • Paved by Paw Prints
    July 4, 2015

    What a cute post! I loved the funny storyline!! I think Jax did a very good job at talking on the phone and the executive tie gave off a very professional vibe. What a hard day he had, indeed! 😉

    Just discovered your blog on the hop – love it already! Can’t wait to see more.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 4, 2015

      Thanks Paved by Paw Prints! so happy to know you. Yes, Jax did work hard that day! We are pleased to announce that his first interviewed candidate was hired after all. He’s so proud. Have a great holiday!

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