This text conversation went down recently between my boss and me:
Me: Good morning! I was up all night with a sick Buddy. Taking him to the doctor this morning. I’ll check back later, but I don’t think I’ll be in today.
Boss: No problem. Take care of him.
Me (later): Buddy is fine. He had a very high fever that was unresponsive to ibuprofen. He’s on Tylenol now and bouncing of the walls.
Me: The dog, however, has a stomach virus. Yuck!
Boss: Keep them separated!
Me: Funny you should say that. I just walked into the kitchen and caught them sharing water…from the dog’s bowl.