Rejoice, pet lovers, and revolt, allergy sufferers: Tuesday of this week is Bring Your Cats and Dogs to Work Day, when owners are invited to bring their canine and feline friends for a day of fun in a windowless conference room. Planned activities include the classic pet party game, “Please stop your dog from chewing my cat!” On Wednesday, we’ll solemnly celebrate Mourn Your Mauled Cats Day in the same windowless conference room.
Due to a scheduling snafu, last year’s Mourn Your Mauled Cats Day was scheduled the day before Bring Your Cats and Dogs to Work Day, and Special Events coordinator Ann Kisco remembers the palpable sense of confusion. “Everyone was all like, ‘Wait, what, my cats aren’t mauled, why should I mourn them?’ and I’m all like ‘I know! Next year we’ll get it right, you’ll have something to mourn about.’”
The Company dog (currently named Milton) will preside over the ceremonies on both days.