Dear Human Beings,
My Human Being is making me work. I have to get up at the crack of dawn, around 8 am, barely have time to eat and I’m packed in the car. AND I MEAN PACKED. I sit hooked into this car seat and I can’t even see out of the window.
When we arrive at the office, I take my Human Being for a walk so that she won’t need to go to the bathroom all morning. She needs the exercise too.
Once I’m in the office I have to greet everyone. They never
have treats for me but I greet them anyway. I sit in their lap for a while to make them feel good. Then I go sit on my Human Being’s lap to see them from across the room so I can understand their non-verbal communication, which is very important.
Sometimes it is so boring I can’t stay awake. No one seems to care. When it’s time for them to go I have to usher them out. I want to leave with them but my Human Being always stops me. All she wants me to do is work, work work: Greet, Jump in lap, Observe non-verbal communication, Sleep, Usher out, Greet, Jump in lap, Observe non- verbal communication, Usher out, Greet, Jump in lap, Observe non-verbal communication, Sleep, Usher out . . .
It’s mentally exhausting.
There should be dog-labor laws that prohibit us from being exploited.Yours truly, Freddie Parker Westerfield, CDT Canine Dog, Therapist