The employee handbook at Keiler advertising agency in Farmington includes a Puppy Policy allowing employees to bring their dogs to work. But Friday was designated Take Your Dog (or dogs) To Work Day that included an owner/dog look-alike contest and a cookout at which the dogs (and humans) were served ice cream treats. The day was the culmination of a month-long effort by employees to collect supplies and raise awareness for New Britain Shelter Friends, an all-volunteer non-profit that advocates for the well-being of dogs in the New Britain Animal Control facility.
- Promise (at left) and Putnam have become best friends and colleagues in their work at the Enfield police department where they work in the same Enfield K-9 Unit with Officer Brian Croteau. Promise, who is ten years old, will soon retire. Putnam, who is almost two years old, wil start training soon with Croteau. At that point, Promise will remain at home and Putnam will go to work as the drug-sniffing dog for the Enfield Police Department. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | email@example.com
- At Silver Sands State Park in Milford on Sunday, Jordan (from left) and her husband AdrianFischer, of Milford, play with Suki, their one-year-old chocolate lab mix, as she leaps at the fresh snow generated by Adrian. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Heavy snow
- Crossing the street
- Friends Jacob Desilets, 18, left, and Collin Robertson, 17, play a friendly game with hockey sticks and a puck while skating at Charter Oak Park in Manchester Monday after school. Desilets, a senior, and Robertson, a junior attend Manchester High School. MICHAEL McANDREWS | email@example.com