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Literary Pups: Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Written by Emma Walsh, 24th June 2016
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On this, Bring Your Dog to Work Day, we celebrate the four legged companions of our greatest writers! What an excellent excuse to look at cute pictures of dogs!
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
A dog lovers' dream, Bring Your Dog To Work Day is an annual, nationwide event that raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs. It can also have provide a positive boost to employee productivity and well being. Who'd have thought the presence of lots of cute pups could actually make you work harder??
It's certainly hard to believe here at The Reader office in Calderstones Park where dog walkers are regularly delayed in their daily jaunts by Reader staff overcome with adoration for their furry friends. It really is a wonder we ever get any work done at all.
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” - Robert Louis Stevenson
But researchers say having a dog in the office can reduce stress levels, improve job satisfaction and encourage workers to take more regular breaks, returning to their desk more energised.
It's a convincing argument, and one that has clearly sat well with successful authors throughout history. From a look at our gallery of writers and their dogs it seems much of the world's greatest literature was penned with a dog slumbering beneath the desk:
 

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