Continuing our series about working from home, this post was submitted by our guest contributor, Archie Tyler, work dog and coworker of Lisa Tyler, our Business Operations Manager.
Every Work Dog Loves Flexible Jobs
My person spends a lot more time at home these days, which I love. We all get to sleep a little longer. That’s always good with me because I get 22 hours of sleep instead of my usual 21.
In the mornings, we get up and go out for some playtime while she sips her coffee in comfy clothes. My person spends a lot of time at her desk, but that’s okay. I can stop by for a good head scratching anytime I want—or stretch out for a long nap right under her feet.
Sometimes when she’s on a call, she’ll take me for a walk around the block. A few times, she caught me drinking out of the toilet. Now she keeps the door closed. I’m not quite sure why. Maybe she needs that water for something else.
My person likes to run errands on her lunch hour, and if the weather is good, I get to go with her. I love to ride in the car with the windows down.
She gets angry when I bark while she’s on a call. I can’t help it. She is here, and it’s my job to protect her. So anytime I see a leaf blow across the grass, sense another work dog on the sidewalk, or hear a sound that I’m not familiar with, I bark just to let her know that she’s not alone and that everything’s going to be okay.