Something sort of fun – I got to have a little extra company in the lab over the past couple of days. You see, we are having a couple of days work done at The Aerie (taking care of a couple of things before the holidays). That meant that workmen were going to be in the house while we were gone.
We thought it might freak Penny out to have strangers making noise and moving around the house while we weren’t there, so she’s been taking place in what you might call “Take Your Dog To Work Week”. On Monday, she got to go in with The Beloved and Tuesday (and today) she’s gotten to come into the lab with me.
Penny did really well – she was pretty nervous when we got in and had to go around and check everything and everyone out. She liked poking around – fortunately anything toxic is either in a closed cabinet or up off the ground on a shelf.
I had a mostly computer-filled day in front of me and so I set Penny’s bed up near me – right by our disposable plasticware shelf. She settled in pretty well. Whenever there was a hubbub in the lab or in the hall she would go check it out and come back and report. Once she “ruffed” at some possible new tenants for our building who were wanted to ask some questions about the space. She’d been in the lab for like 3 hours and was already defending the home!
We went for a nice walk at lunchtime and she really settled down in the afternoon. So been-there-done-that for such a worldly pointer.