Aren't the eyes on this girl just so cool?

This is Peyton. Her Mom is Jasmine and sometimes she gets to come to work.  Peyton has heterochromia, which is defined as:

.... a lack of the pigment melanin in all or part of one eye. In dogs with heterochromia, the lack of melanin causes one of their eyes to appear blue or bluish-white. Heterochromia in dogs is often hereditary, meaning it is passed through their genetic makeup.

There is something to be said about having a dog at work.  We are lucky enough to have several dogs here that a few employees bring in from time to time.  Everyone here really loves the pooches for so many reasons.  For me, they remind me of home and family.

My voice changes whenever I talk to an animal.  I have a high-pitched voice that I used to use with my son when he was a baby and dogs seem to respond to it.  Not all the time, but most of the time, I can win them over.

It helps that I have dog treats in my office.  Here you see Peyton, who comes in to see me because I have big huge Milk Bones.  I originally brought them in for Blue, Kim's dog, but then I met Peyton, so now they both get treats.  I wish I had a picture of Blue to show you.  He's a beauty, that boy.

Here's Peyton in a unique stance... eating a humungous cookie.

Sully pix
Sully pix

It helps the morale of the workplace when there is a dog around too.  If I still had my cats, I would consider bringing them in every day, but a cat is not like a dog in so many ways.  First of all, cats do not like car rides in the least bit.  Getting cats into a cat carrier is not a fun process at all, so I can't imagine that I would like to have that fight every morning at 3:45 a.m. every day.  No thank you. Besides, cats are very independent.  They can stay home for a longer period of time than a dog, I think.  They do, however, get lonely, unlike some popular beliefs.  I would choose so many times to stay home with my cats rather than go out with people.  True story.

Anyway, I feel very fortunate to work at a place where we CAN bring our four-legged friends.  It makes everyone happier when they are around.

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