I am very lucky to have a job in which every day is bring your dog to work day. Pug accompanies to me to the pet store most days, and it’s never a dull shift when he is on duty. From stealing treats off a display, to scaring a customer because he thought Pug was a statue – we are always making memories.
People might assume taking your dog to work leads to all fun and games, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Pug has a lot of responsibilities during his time spent as the official shop dog. He takes his job seriously, especially greeting customers (until he gets tired) and making sure that anyone that gets on his level receives a sloppy pug kiss. Today I’m sharing a (work)day in the life of Pug as part of Nature’s Recipe® Recipe For Moments.
(And for those wondering, my other dog Molly doesn’t get to come to work on a regular basis because she is a master escape artist and runner, and my store is located on a very busy road.)
First and foremost there are a lot of treats to be tasted.
Pug acts as Quality Assurance manager, ensuring that all edibles we sell are of the finest quality. He loves to “help” people as they make their selections – some might call it begging.
Even dirty work.
But, the majority of time is spent behind the counter with me. Looking cute, keeping me company and being an instant anxiety reducer. If I’m in the middle of a crazy rush, all I have to do is look back and see what he’s up to and it usually puts a smile on my face. Not to mention, pug entertainment is a good way to keep people waiting in line happy while they wait.
Being able to take Pug to work any time I want is not only a great benefit, it’s sometimes a lifesaver for both of us. Pug suffers from separation anxiety. So, it’s nice to be able to just bring him with me instead of stressing him out. But, I suffer from anxiety too (I guess we’re quite the pair) and sometimes just knowing that I can bring him along gives me the relief I need to have a good day.
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