Bike Your Pet to Work Day

01 Apr

One thing I love about working in Silicon Valley is the quirky workplace environment that goes way beyond Dress-Down Friday, ping-pong tables, bean bag chairs and stand-up desks. My current job is a little more buttoned-down than most, so when they declared it “Bring Your Pet to Work Day” I was a little surprised.

Turns out the CEO has a new Labrador puppy that he wanted to show off. I can’t blame him, who wouldn’t want their furry friend cuddled up next to their desk? I love working from home with my cat curled up beside me. So why not take him to work for a day? He’s no fraidy cat and setting up my bike for his carrier wasn’t hard.

Cat Carrier on Bike

The trip went as well as could be expected. He cried a little, but no more than he does in the car. He made a few friends along the way and is now settling in here in my office. I hope the ride home goes just as well.

Does your workplace allow pets in the office? Have you ever brought yours to work? What about on your bike?

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Posted by on April 1, 2013 in Around Town


13 responses to “Bike Your Pet to Work Day

  1. humofthecity

    April 1, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Awesome. All of the photos are great except for the last one. Have you tried my son’s breakfast?

    • ladyfleur

      April 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

      That’s a mean trick to play on your picky little eater son. I love that his sister was in on the game.

      • humofthecity

        April 1, 2013 at 10:14 am

        I worried a little about that but he thought it was hysterical. And she’ll eat anything–we had to take the bowl away from her.

  2. TinLizzie72

    April 1, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I love the conductor peeking in the carrier! So great! I always said that if I still had rabbits, I’d throw them in my front basket and cruise around with them too. : )

    • ladyfleur

      April 1, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Do you think the rabbits would tolerate it? Aren’t they as skittish as cats?

  3. Mari Lynch - Bicycling Monterey

    April 1, 2013 at 10:40 am

    See some pups traveling by bike, and tips on bike-friendly places that welcome pets in Carmel-by-the-Sea:

  4. trisha

    April 1, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I am still not entirely sure this isn’t an April Fool’s joke! Taking my cat anywhere near the vicinity of a Lab puppy would be animal cruelty. 🙂 Wish he were as laid back as your cat seems to be.

    • Richard Masoner (@cyclelicious)

      April 1, 2013 at 11:54 am

      Blackie in that carrier was so mellow you might mistake him for a pillow or something.

      • ladyfleur

        April 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

        He is very soft like a pillow indeed. Don’t worry, Trisha, the CEO is in another building and my office has a door. Blackie is in absolutely no danger at all.

  5. Richard Masoner (@cyclelicious)

    April 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    GoPro picked up on your trend! Their feature video today is a bike riding cat

    • ladyfleur

      April 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Love it! I don’t think I can train Blackie to do that though. 😦

    • jillycube

      April 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Oh wow this rider’s cat has grown a little bigger now! I remember the original video of him riding with his cat when it was a baby. So cute 😀


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