Today is Take Your Pet To Work Day!
Figures it would be on a day that I don’t have to work.
That’s alright though.
The boys have accompanied me to work many times.
They have quickly learned that coming to work with Mom usually isn’t all that fun.
For Sherman going to work with Mom usually means that:
1-He is going to get poked and prodded. Which means that he hasn’t been acting himself and I turn into a paranoid freak and he must have an exam and full bloodwork done ASAP.
Which…. always comes back normal.
(insider info for you, drawing blood on Sherman is not as easy as one may think. Sherman has very small vessels, so between small vessels and layers of hair, it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.)
2-Another reason why Sherman may go to work with me is because of a broken nail. Which means, he gets some “feel good” medicine and takes a nice little nap. After which he wakes up, minus one nail and feeling quite dopey, and in a cage, with Mom right by his side of course!
(Sherman does not do well with sedation, so we only use it if one of the nails is cracked to the base)
(For those who are new to our blog Sherman suffers from SLO, which in a nutshell, is a condition that causes him to have brittle nails that crack and break easy, Sherman has mild case of this condition)
For Leroy it can means that:
1-He is being monitored in a controlled environment to make sure that the battery he ate is going to make it out successfully and not explode in his stomach.
2- He needs to have pictures of of his stomach taken once again to make sure that the rocks or other foreign body he ate is going to pass.
(Whenever Leroy comes to work with me he tries his best not to make eye contact with the x-ray table)
Both boys will accompany me when I am working a very long day and no one is at home to show them any love. This doesn’t happen often, which is good, because while Leroy will just lay down and listen to all the hustle and bustle going on around him, Sherman does not like to be confined and will whine and bark when he hears my voice.
So I guess for them missing Take Your Pet To Work Day isn’t so bad.
I tried to convince my husband to take Leroy to work with him today to be his apprentice plumber, but he didn’t think that would be a very good idea.
I don’t why, I think Leroy wold look cute carrying around a little tool belt.
Are you taking your pet to work today?
If you are here are some great tips provided by BlogPaws so that you and your pet have a safe and happy day at work together!