With people working from home and staying in, our pets are going to be seeing even more of us.Yesterday we brought you a selection of quarantine cats as people shared their feline friends ‘helping’ them with some work, or snoozing alongside them while they were on a Zoom call.
Today, it’s the dogs ’ turn. If you have a bigger dog, it’s unlikely they’ll be climbing over your laptop like cats (though who knows) so hopefully, they’re still letting you get some work done.
There’s already an Instagram account @dogsworkingfromhome to keep you entertained in these difficult days but we’ve collected a few from Metro.co.uk staff and readers as well. Personally, my new colleague Daisy is a delight but I have to admit it’s a bit distracting when she snores and I preferred it when my co-workers didn’t cry outside the door every time I went to the bathroom.
Of course, if you are at home with your pooch, you can still take them for walks if you are social distancing . If you are self-isolating, find someone to help instead.
Daisy, the chocolate lab, first thing in the morning
Americans love dogs! 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes
Kali disobeying the ‘don’t work from bed’ rule
Assistant editor Richard Hartley-Parkinson’s dog Syd keeping watch
Assistant editor Claire Eton-Rutter’s dog Cambie
Social producer Elle Rudd’s dog Brodie thinks it should be all play and no work
But his brother Brodie has got the ‘look smart, you’re working’ message
Jen Kaarlo says she does all the work while Celine does all the sleeping
Honey is also sleeping on the job
Alexa Cobbold’s dog Betty is hard at it
Vinnie ready for that video call
Ivy Valentine is keeping Emily Lavinia company
Tali Osen’s dog Maisie is another afternoon nap fan
Beth Nicholson’s dog Ira standing guard
Is your dog helping you as you work from home during the coronavirus pandemic? Send your pictures to [email protected]
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: Having a dog in the house means more bacteria enters the home and gets inside the occupants (one study found “dog-related biodiversity” is especially high on pillowcases.) In turn, people with dogs seem to get ill less frequently and less severely than people with no pets.