Archive for January, 2012

Should more offices allowed dogs?

Nowadays more and more offices are realising the benefits of allowing dogs in the workplace.

A recent study from Central Michigan University revealed that benefits include increased morale and productivity, happier employees, lower absenteeism rates, and even improved relationships among co-workers.

MOTW recently visited the Huffington Post/AOL offices in London where lucky employees are allowed to bring their dogs into work.

Tilly at the Huffington Post/AOL offices in London

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Thanks to Sophy New Yorkers look forward to crossing the roads every day

These days New Yorkers have the pleasure of being helped by a mongrel to cross the street. Sophy a German Shepherd labrador mix, has the duty of  leading the way as kids cross a busy road. She and her owner, Clifford Mealy, are the Greenwich School District’s newest crossing guards. Equipped with her own stop sign Sophy carrys it proudly while kids follow her to reach the sidewalk harmless and happy.

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The beauty of the Colombian canine mixed races

For Mongrels of the World it is always a pleasure travelling to Colombia and seeing the huge amount of mongrels living on the streets of the capital city as well as the countryside. Although the street dogs represent a problem in some areas of the country the majority of them look in very good shape and people seem to look after them. It is also becoming more popular for people in this part of the world to adopt a street dog. We came across many people who had decided to share their lives with a struggling animal and were very pleased with all the love and happiness the street dog brought into their lives. We are looking forward to going back to this beautiful country and hearing some more nice stories of people adopting mongrels.

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Mongrels of the World 2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,500 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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