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DOG HAS JOINED THE MEETING

One of the decent side effects of this unplanned hiatus has to be getting to know your coworkers a little better. You’re catching them at home. They may have questionable artwork on the wall behind them. They’re not as formal as they might be in a conference room setting. And in many cases, you’re probably getting to know their dogs as well.

Maybe you’ve even had a chance to introduce new virtual buddies, and maybe—just maybe—your computer screen has taken on a little more slobber than usual.

But what about your new office mates? How’re they coping?

You’re always around, so that’s a plus. But if you’re busy with work, you might not be as much fun as they had hoped. It’s tricky, and perhaps confusing.

But let’s try to make it as fun as possible.

Let’s introduce our dogs on our calls. Let’s block time on our calendars to get out stretch our legs. Let’s break out the old dog toys that may have been neglected, or better yet, improvise and create some new ones.

Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing stories of companionship and hijinks from our quarantined canine community. If you have a photo or a video you’d like to share, hit us up. Usually, we’re the ones posting the pictures, so you can see your dog. Now, we’d love to see what you’re up to. We miss all of you.

Just tag us in a post on Instagram or Facebook, or drop a photo in the comments. Feel free to provide some context. Or none.

It’ll be fun. And there’s no deadline. You know what, if we have to be distant, we might as well do it together.

In the meantime, take care of each other.

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