An emotional morning here in the UK has been eased somewhat by the fact that today also happens to be one of the happiest days of the year – Bring Your Dog to Work Day.
Never a team to shirk national traditions, we are participating whole-heartedly and even though the XP pooches are a regular feature in the office, we thought today they could earn their keep by helping us out a little.
Nutello was most the most enthusiastic intern and eagerly mounted the desk to sink his teeth into his new role (demolishing my fresh coffee on the way up, I might add). Guinness was slower to warm to the idea of not sleeping all day but eventually seemed to find a real affinity with figures.
Their phone manner probably still needs a little work, but I think we can confidently say that they are some of the best team members we have ever had – if not a little slobbery.
Look after your four-legged friends today, folks, and happy Friday!