I am lucky in that I have a really nice Doctor to work for. Along with being a pretty good dentist (I think) Doctor S. is really a kind man, who is also really supportive of my love for animals. Some of you may recall how two years ago he allowed me to bring Todd to work with me until he was old enough to go to daycare. And lets not forget this past May when he agreed to let me have 5 baby chicks in the office. So when I read about "Take Your Dog to Work Week"
about a month ago, I just had to ask him if I could bring one of my dogs to the office for the day. It was no surprise that Doctor S. said it was okay. However he clearly had his own ideas and opinions about where and how the dog I brought would spend the day in the office.
For several reasons I decided to bring Annie. But one of the "rules" that Dr. S had about Annie being in the office for the day was that she should stay in the break-room away from the patients.
But since I was working at the front desk on the day she came, that's where Annie spent her day too.
Another thought that Doctor S. had was that Annie shouldn't have direct contact with the patients. Almost every patient greeted Annie and visited with her. A couple even played ball with her.
Dr. S was also pretty adamant that Annie not be allowed in the treatment areas of the office.
"Well, okay, Dr. S." ...
At the end of Annie's day in the office everyone felt that our being a part of "Take Your Dog to Work Week"
had been a success! Annie enjoyed her day, and she was a great ambassador for the rescue. Dr. S agreed to let me bring Annie again next year. Providing of course, that we (again) follow the rules.