Your Life & Mine: Office Pal

About three years ago, we said a tearful good-bye to our little mini-schnauzer, Wofgang Amadeus. Wof was a protective little guy, sure that the safety of the household rested on his capable shoulders.

My husband Neil and I decided that we wouldn’t adopt another dog. We hoped to do some extensive traveling, and we knew a dog in the mix adds one more complication. A year and half passed, and, because of the care needs of our parents, we didn’t travel as much as we thought we would. Meanwhile, I continued to mourn our dog-less life.

One day I told my husband how much I needed to have a dog. He agreed, and within a few weeks we had found our next schnauzer. (I have asthma, and schnauzers shed very little.) Tiffany Pearl came into our lives last summer, and what a mischievous little delight she is! She is a very good office companion and seems to understand my need for quiet writing times.

I thought you might like to see her picture.

Do you have a pet? Tell us about him/her!

TIffany Pearl Harrison

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11 Responses to Your Life & Mine: Office Pal

  1. marge teachout says:

    First day of reality after memorial for my lifelong love. Not sure where to go from here without my sweet man but this is in the moment. My pugs and I and coffee time. I don’t see how to post picture but Winnifred and Ziggy are 9. Both were rescued one at 1yr one at 11 months from different states. They are a comfort.

  2. Karen says:

    Oh my, she is so cute. Glad you got another pet, they are wonderful for the soul. <3

  3. Karen Dethmers says:

    Oh my, she is so cute. Glad you got another pet, they are wonderful for the soul.

  4. Debi VanDyke says:

    Awww… she’s a cutie pie. We have two big labs that we call our livestock! 😀 Their names are Ike and Bear. They are my besties!

  5. suehar says:

    Labs are SO GREAT, Debi!! My inlaws had a black lab when our children were young, and what a sweet, patient dog he was!

  6. suehar says:

    Thank you, Karen. You’re so right. Pets are good for the soul!!

  7. suehar says:

    I am so sorry, Marge, for your loss. I know your pugs will help in the healing process. Love and hugs to you, and prayers, too.

  8. Mark Hopkins says:

    We have a collie that keeps my wife company as she works from home teaching piano and accompanying other instruments. Many of the musicians are young and nervous. It is amazing how much our dog helps them calm down even when they don’t have dogs in their own homes.

  9. So glad you’ve found a new canine companion. I could never imagine our lives without one since there had been multiple Shelties in our home for many years. Then somehow the numbers reduced and for whatever reason we ended up with just one remaining Labrador Retriever, so when we lost him suddenly to cancer, the house seemed horribly empty. It took 1-1/2 years before we were able to acquire another Lab, and now there are days when we question our sanity! Unlike all our other dogs, this is the bounciest, highest energy dog you can imagine! We love him, but I’m not sure if he’ll keep us young-at-heart, or will kill us before he leaves puppyhood behind. LOL. Fortunately he’s sweet-natured and he will usually lay quietly in the office when I’m working…until he gets bored.

  10. suehar says:

    That makes me laugh, Carol, and sounds similar to experience with Tiffany. She is SO high energy! But she’s also so much fun and very loving — a good combination!

  11. suehar says:

    What great idea, Mark. I didn’t think about a dog helping music students relax, but dogs are so good with that! I’ve read that if you have high blood pressure you should consider getting a dog. Just stroking a dog is calming. (For most people, anyway!)

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