Meet Honey Dew Yost, the beautiful, six-month old Puggle (half Pug/half Beagle) puppy we adopted on Sunday from Curly Tail Rescue.
Yup, I went there. I added a dog to my already very full work+life fit. In the process, I am recalling many lessons others have shared with me over the years about managing the realities of work and pets, particularly dogs:
- Last minute meetings and business travel become much harder–plan accordingly.
- Make sure you have dog walking back-up with keys to get into your house in case your plane is delayed, train is canceled, you get caught in traffic or a meeting runs late.
- Build time into the day to spend with your dog, as you would a child–good news is my 11 year old and 8 year old are all over the dog whenever they are home. But, I am trying to take a few extra minutes here and there to just be with her and get to know her. She is very, very loving and cute.
So far Honey’s arrival hasn’t required too much of a work+life fit reset, but it sure has added a lot of smiles. What other tips should I know about successfully managing my work+life fit with a dog?