Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Posted on January 21st, 2012 by

A blog post by Outreach Coordinator Rachael Binning.

Wednesday on her first day inWashingtonDCin September 2010.

During the winter months the work week seems to be especially long. The past few weeks have been really busy with grant proposal writing and late night meetings. To cheer up the staff and myself I decided to bring my best friend with me to work today. I will freely admit to anyone who asks that my best friend is my dog Wednesday, a two year old black Goldendoodle (her father is a black Standard Poodle and her mother is a Golden Retriever). I’m very aware of the fact that I am biased, but Wednesday really is one amazing dog. I drove out with her fromCalifornia, where we are both originally from, all the way to Washington DC, where we live now. She really is my partner in crime and together we’ve explored all over DC and had many adventures on hiking trails around DC and Baltimore. When the museum is closed to visitors and no major meetings or events are taking place I’m lucky enough to be able to bring her into the JMM.

Wednesday in the JMM boardroom.

Wednesday in the West Wing withElena Rosemond-Hoerrand education intern Mia Whitier.

As you will see through my pictures, the staff loves her (almost) as much as I do. To prove my own personal belief that dogs should be allowed in the workplace I did a little research on the benefits of bringing dogs into the workplace. Her is some of the info that I found:

-According to a CNN Money [http:///money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/news/funny/dog_work/index.htm] survey two-thirds or dog owners said that they would work longer hours if they were allowed to bring their dog to work.

-According to the American Humane Association when people bring dogs to work staff morale and productivity increases, camaraderie between staff members increases and the happier the employees are the more the productivity increases (www.dogfriendly.com).

Wednesday saying hello to Jobi Zink, the Senior Collections Manager.

Wednesday secretly hanging out in Rachel Kassman’s office and pretending to be a photo archivist.

Because the Museum has visitors and guests most days of the week it will never become a completely dog friendly workplace, but I’m really grateful that I am able to bring her in on those random lucky days. I don’t think that she increases my productivity level (or at least she hasn’t yet) but she definitely makes the office a much more exciting and welcoming place.

Wednesday passed out in the West Wing after a long day (or 3 hours) of work.

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Once Upon a Time…04.22.2011

Posted on December 20th, 2011 by

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. Click here to see the most recent photo on their website. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or jzink@jewishmuseummd.org.

Date run in Baltimore Jewish Times: April 22, 2011

PastPerfect Accession #: 1995.189.491

Status: Identified! Levindale Pet Therapy; resident Adele Goodman hugging either Meme or Freddie.

 

Special Thanks: Ethel Goldfine, Phil Rosenfeld

 

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Once Upon a Time…

Posted on August 2nd, 2011 by

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or jzink@jewishmuseummd.org

Date run in Baltimore Jewish Times: April 22, 2011

PastPerfect Accession #: 1995.189.491

Status: Identified! Adele Goodman at Levindale, with either MeMe or Freddie.

Special Thanks: Ethel Goldfine, Phil Rosenfeld

 

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