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FROM READERS: Columbia residents celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day

Friday, June 22, 2012 | 5:09 p.m. CDT
Guess who came to visit the Columbia Missourian today? Managing Editor Jeanne Abbott's wheaten terrier, Tucker.

Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day, a day set aside by Pet Sitters International to promote adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. The Missourian asked readers on Facebook to share photos of the pooches they brought to work, and added the photos to their album "Dogs Missourian readers love" — an album started when the Columbia Kennel Club Dog Show came to town this spring.

Jeanne Abbott, the Missourian's managing editor, even joined in on the fun by bringing her 5-year-old wheaten terrier, Tucker, to the newsroom. He didn't enjoy getting reporting assignments but loved all the attention the newsroom gave him for being such a newshound.

If you have a photo of a dog you love or a picture of the pooch at work, we'd love to see it. Here's how you can submit the photo:

This story is part of a section of the Missourian called From Readers, which is dedicated to your voices and your stories. We hope you'll consider sharing. Here's how. Supervising editor is Joy Mayer.

Reader Keri Showers submitted this photo on Take Your Dog to Work Day, writing: "Connie Sue (on lap) & Kodiak have the privilege of coming to work (almost) every day at Withrow Electric ! Although, we are the privileged ones :)"
Istu is a 2-year-old Maltese. His owner, Ana Lopez, sent this picture in on Take Your Dog to Work Day writing, "Today and Every Day."
Reader Jessica Jensen Schlosser shared this photo on Take Your Dog to Work Day writing, "Our boy Ned is working really hard on quality control at Lizzi & Rocco's Natural Pet Market today for Take Your Dog To Work Day!!"
Pet Center, Ltd., shared this photo on Take Your Dog to Work Day, writing: "Everyday is take your dog to work day at Pet Center, Ltd. You can usually find Chella and Dexter romping or napping behind our front desk.... or poking their heads out to greet you. :)"

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