Kate visits the office, sleeps, runs-in-circles

A few weeks ago, when my wife was out of town, our dog Kate came to the office for several days. She loved being here, and vice versa. (For the record: She likes hanging out with my wife, more.)

While Kate spent the vast majority of her time sleeping, she did spend a few moments each day trying to get someone to chase her in circles. That’s her favorite exercise. Thanks to Taylor Zimmermann for her video of Kate zooming by her iPhone from which I created this animated GIF:


Recently on SmallBusiness.com, we started a feature called Small Business Pet of the Week through which I’ve learned a little bit about the benefits of having pets as part of the workplace (no doubt, from research funded by the pet food industry). I didn’t know, for example, that Google has an official “dog policy” that excludes cats: “Google’s affection for our canine friends is an integral facet of our corporate culture. We like cats, but we’re a dog company, so as a general rule we feel cats visiting our offices would be fairly stressed out.”

As much as I’m sure cats are the greatest animals ever to exist, your’s especially, Hammock is a dog company also.