2012-06-20 / Civics and Politics

Going to the Dogs?

Labradoodle at the county exec's offices
Eric Gross

 County Executive Mary Ellen Odell loves all four-legged creatures.

    "There is nothing like a pet to make you feel good. Dogs and cats act as a therapy for many people," she said Friday when welcoming Brittney Simone to her office in recognition of Bring Your Pet to Work Day.  

 Brittney, a Labradoodle, is owned by the executive's chief of staff Trish Simone.   

County Executive Mary Ellen Odell and Deputy Executive Bruce Walker meet with Putnam's new Risk Manager Adrienne Spadaccini Friday while Brittney takes in the conversation. Photo/Eric Gross
County Executive Mary Ellen Odell and Deputy Executive Bruce Walker meet with Putnam's new Risk Manager Adrienne Spadaccini Friday while Brittney takes in the conversation. Photo/Eric Gross  Odell said the dog was an "amazing pooch. She is truly brilliant. I just might hire her."

 Brittney sat with the executive for several hours as meetings with staff were conducted. Odell said if she was a betting woman "by her expression, I'd say Brittney knew exactly what we were talking about."

 By mid-afternoon the work load apparently got to Brittney.

"She quietly walked out of my office and the next thing I knew—there was Brittney near her master's desk—fast asleep," said Odell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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