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This marks the first week where I have started a full time job, where I have to show up at a real office (with a real commute). This also means that this is really the first time since Shelby was a puppy, where I won't be around. Despite having Steven's company all day, this is the sorrowful little face I come home to.

The office does allow dogs, so Steven came to visit me and brought Shelby along.

She was quite popular, and managed to convince a few people to give her treats.
At some point, she was wandering the halls looking for Steven. To keep her from wandering, I tied her to my chair, but she quickly tangled up the lead. I find that Shelby lacks the discipline and focus for me to bring her daily, but perhaps she can visit me occassionally. She's still quite the puppy sometimes.

This little underbite smile is a new facial expression for her. It's quite amusing to me.

April 8, 2005 | Permalink

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I bring Sashababy into work when I work overtime or on the weekends. She's good company.

Posted by: lisaberry | Apr 8, 2005 6:15:20 AM

Congrats on the new job. That is awesome that they allow dogs to come visit.

Posted by: alfredsmom | Apr 8, 2005 6:21:34 AM

That's awesome that dogs can visit. Would you be able to bring her with her crate (assuming it's one of the smaller sized ones) that she could rest in with an open door> Cosi will frequently be in his with the door open. It always freaks me out because he won't be underfoot or on the dogbed and it doesn't click that he could have gone into the crate on his own.

Last year I used to bring him to work with me on Fridays. But a non-dog parent complained that a school was no place for a dog. So having to bow to those who are paying tuition I had to start leaving him at home. Which is unfortunate because it was good for the kids and Cosi being there. However, if we have a good-weather day I can run my program outside which means he can come. Unfortunately in Massachusetts there's a very short window between snow and insects.

Posted by: Lynn | Apr 8, 2005 7:28:04 AM

WHAT A SAD LITTLE FACE TO COME HOME TO....DON'T YOU WISH EVERYWHERE WE WENT WAS DOG FRIENDLY? I SURE DO, I'D NEVER BE WITHOUT MY GIRLS!!
AND SHE LOOKS SO HAPPY TO BE VISITING YOU! SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT DOGS DON'T SMILE...THEY MUST NOT HAVE ANY!!

Posted by: Lisa | Apr 8, 2005 11:04:11 AM

I just LOVE when pugs give a toofy-smile! It's one of my favorite pug thingies. :)

Posted by: Riley's Mom | Apr 9, 2005 7:57:46 AM

I wanted to email you but couldn't find an email addy for ya. Mike and I wanted to thank you for blogging about the Sensible Harness.
http://winniewong.typepad.com/shelby/2005/03/senseible_harne.html

Mike's new dog, Nicky, is a terrible puller and shortly after reading your post, I went for a walk with Mike and the two dogs and it hit me that we ought to get the same harness for Nickky.

So Mike ordered it and let me tell you, it's a GOD SEND! It's really been amazing. It's made taking that monster on walks so much better. :)

Thanks!
Lauren, Riley's Mom.

Posted by: Riley's Mom | Apr 9, 2005 8:01:34 AM

I have been bringing Loki to work. The building has rules against it but my company loves him. So it is a dance to just hide him from the building management. Everyone helps out, Tuesday was a real mission impossible scene. I get an IM from reception "They are in the office! Coming to you office, hurry". I grab up Loki and ask a friend to hide all his doggy stuff in my filing cabinet. I ducked down the hall and could see them over the walls of the other cubical. And several folks noticed what was happening and started laughing, and threw open an empty conference room door. I hid out there until they were in my office and then Loki and I went for lunch in the park.

He had a fantastic time running off leash, and we practiced the "come" command. He did pretty well.

But he comes in every Wednesday now called Puggy Wednesday. And sometimes Friday...

You are lucky to have someone at home with Shelby. Loki has the backyard to play in and my neighbor who loves him. But he has to get use to being at home for 4 hour chunks without me. It is hard...I heard from next door that he has found his bark...sigh...

Posted by: Katherine | Apr 15, 2005 9:10:11 AM

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