Saturday, February 23, 2008

Why parents go to work .....

In my last blog I told you all that I sometimes get to go to work with my Mom on friday. My friend Hana asked me the following insightful question:

"So, you will have to tell us, what is this so-called work that our parents do? Why do they chose to go to work instead of spending time with us? Work must be pretty fun, else why would they go?"

Tonight I will try to answer Miss Hana's last question to the best of my ability.

Hana, I don't know.

I have some ideas and here they are.

(1) They go because their office is pretty? This is my Mom's office.

She got to pick everything out which really rocked and she likes it all very much. Maybe that is why she goes to work.? But our house is pretty too so that can't be the reason.

(2) Maybe they go because they get to play on the computer? No, that can't be the reason because Mom does that at home.

(3) Maybe they go because they don't have to do laundry or clean the bathrooms like they have to do at home on Saturday. That may very well be part of the reason but I don't think it is the whole reason.

(4) Maybe they go because there is food there? I know Mom finds bagels at work on Friday. But that can't be the reason because we have food here, most of the time. I know Mom hates to cook but we do have food here. I don't think that is the reason either.

(5) Maybe they go because when it is pretty they can go outside and take a walk? I know that isn't the reason because it was pretty here today and Mom just did laundry and cleaned the bathroom.

(6) Maybe they go because they feel needed there? I KNOW that can't be the reason because I need her and I am at home!

(7) Maybe they go because they like to get away from us? Ohhhhh Noooooo, that can't be the reason!!!!!!!!!

(8) Maybe they go because they get rich? Naaaaaaaaaaaa that can't be the reason.

So Hana, I don't know. Even though I have been to work, I can't tell you why our parents feel the need to leave us and go to work. Does any other dog know?


Lorenza said...

Hi, Copper!
Many of those are good reasons but I am not sure either!
My mom does not love to go to work but she says she needs to go! She says its the only way I can enjoy all the things that I have. Of course I'd prefer to have her with me all day long!
I hope you find the reason!
Kisses and hugs


Hi Copper,

Me thinks the reason is that the Mommy goes to work is to make sure we have enough money in case me gets sick....the Mommy said she would spend every penny she had if i gots sick. But more important Me likes to EAT.

Let us know when ya find out.
Love ya lots & lots.


cookie said...

Hi Copper,
I wish I knew why moms had to go to work. I think it's a thing called "boss" . If they don't go to work, the "boss" isn't haappy, and makes moms unhappy.

hummm, maybe I can bite "boss"

Cookie and crew

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Copper, all of those reasons sound possible but maybe they go to work because they would be TOO HAPPY if they stayed with us all day long. Too much happiness is probably bad for humans. And, if they were home all day, we couldn't get our 8 hours of naptime if we had to watch them be so happy.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Mom loves your Mom's office furniture. Mom thinks she needs something like that for our country house office!

Luckie Girl said...

Your office is very cosy looking. I can understand why your mom doesn't mind going to work. You have some very good reasons but I'm not too sure if that's the real reason why they want to work. I will continue to investigate and see if there are other reasons involved.
I happen to think you look smashing in your bandanna.

Hana said...

Copper, thanks for trying to solve one of the world's greatest dog mysteries. You came up with good ideas but still it is a mystery. For your assignment, I think you should go to work with your Mom everyday of the week. Whenever she goes, you go. How do you like my idea?

Luckie is right! You look smashing in your bandanna!

JB's Big World said...

I have no idea why moms have to go to work. I do know that my mom is not getting rich at work! I am sad every time she leaves me.
By the way, you sure are cute. Hana is a very smart dog. She told me that dachsies like to burrow under blankies.....and that is exactly what my new cousing Max does!

Lady Kaos said...

My mom is very jealous of your mom's office. My mom has a bigger desk that your mom, but it's kind of ugly and is REALLY messy. My mom says the reason she has to go to work is to afford to feed us, but us treats and toys and to make sure we stay healthy. Personally, I'd much rather have her home all day making sure my ears are scratched, my belly is rubbed and I get let outside whenever I want to.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh, those are good reasons you thought of Copper

~ Girl girl

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