It's International Take Your Dog To Work Day today, which means that your office can be a happier, less stressed out (but possibly a little smellier) environment.
Take Your Dog To Work Day started in 1999 as a way to "celebrate the great companions dogs make and encourage their adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies", and encourages employers to "experience the joy of pets in the workplace on this special day and support their local pet community."
It's not just a question of letting those with hounds have a few minutes of slobber time on a lazy Friday, either. Studies have shown that having a dog at work can significantly reduce stress and increase worker satisfaction.
If you're more of a cat person (or a fish, snake, iguana or stick insect person), then you're still in luck, as the entire week is Take Your Pet To Work Week. So go on. Admit it. Wouldn't you feel a little happier right now with your best furry friend to hand to pat on the head?
Oh yes you would. Oh yes you would. Who's a good little cubicle chum?
Take Your Dog To Work Day [TakeYourDog]