Friday, October 13, 2017

Reports from Telework Dog

Abby the Lab here with a report from home.  Mom was working on a big case and teleworked all week, which is great as I get to spend more time with her.  My dog walker still comes by and walks me as Mom usually spends her 30-minute lunch break getting dinner in the crockpot and starting a load of laundry.  So for tonight a recap of her typical day.

Secret Squirrel pops out of bed, ready to start the day.
First, a little walk to get the blood circulating.
A few reps on the workout bench.
This is NOT a yoga pose, someone is stuck.
What are the neighbor's up to?  If you see food, go over and say hello.
Look -  nuts!
What are YOU looking at.

This is Mom's professional telework attire.
No, not her Alma mater, but but it's soft and comfy (I slept on it while Mom took her shower, I wonder if she'll notice the dog hair)
Mom - it's too early to start the day.
Telework days go pretty quick,  as a lot of work can be accomplished with the quiet.  Let's see, I bet Mom can mark out where the witnesses were standing using Gumby and Pokey (hmmm - that might go over as well as the interrogatories with hand puppets).
At lunch - while Mom gets a bite and preps what she will cook for dinner later - I get a walk with my dog walker Jan. I get to sniff and see everything going on in our neighborhood.

While Mom gets back to work - focused and serious.

My job as telework dog is to nap on the futon in the office as the work day draws to a close. It will be quitting time before we know it.
Mom makes a final phone call to someone she needs a report from and puts together a hundred tiny, seemingly unrelated details to form a story.
Yay - she's done and I get playtime in the yard with Mom before she folds laundry and Dad comes home.
"Did you say walk?  Or Bacon?  They sound the same."

Before you know it the light was dimming and it was evening.  Mom didn't save the world or gather a bunch of nuts, but such days are productive days - especially with the best furry office assistant ever.


  1. Hari Om
    Abby, I can't think of a better co-worker than you! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. You are the bestest ASSistant (heheheeee...) evers Abby! I hopes you gots paid in lots of bacon and maybe some cheese!
    what would your Moms do without you gurl??!
    Oh, and do you needs me to rid your yardie of squirrel nuts??
    Ruby ♥

  3. Your mom sure works hard. Glad you're able to snoopervise her.

    1. She does - she works full time, does all the cooking and cleaning - takes care of her Dad's house, and writes (3 books and a new Novella in 4 years). I think it's the caffeine.

      Abby Lab

  4. Telework days sound like a win-win for both you and Mom:) Now get out there and get that treerat!!!

    Woos- Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. I like it - Mom only has to go into the office when they're doing a sit down with their agency attorney's before a hearing or a trial, so just a few days a month! Yay!

  5. What a great day! Did you get to chase that dastardly squirrel?

    1. I did, I did! He knows not to come back in MY yard now.

  6. Lady telecommutes once a week usually - we know how hard it is to supervise her!

  7. both have us totally exhausted!!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy


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