It's the first time my little team has been all together in the office since ... last year ? There's not actually that many of us, we've just had gaps in the team and we all support various other offices and therefore travel a lot.
So we'll have a little get together some time soon. Been making another Cunning Plan actually ...
And last thought for today :
Muttleys are an incredible barometer of what people are like. They adore their People but avoid those they don't like. I'll be looking forward to getting slobbered on by Ben the Staffy at the weekend and I suspect Murph the Lab will be along as well to cause a bit of mayhem.
Cats can do something similar, although cats are more a solitary animal than dogs. I did take quite a lot of pride from having my landlady's cat choose my lap to sleep on at one of the places I lodged at.
You have to treat the small & furrys with respect. They'll return it to an infinite degree. I've seen a few things lately about animals not being treated with that respect. It's not so much the story that upsets me in those cases, it's the look of distress on the face of the animal.
This world is too nasty already to cause distress to anything, especially the defenceless. It's far better to have kindness in how we approach the world.
(And I tell myself that every time I tackle traffic !)