It’s not every day that you can bring your dog to work with you…unless you work at Parallel Technologies. April 13th was an exceptionally fun day at Parallel, because we encouraged ALL of our employees to bring their pups to work to celebrate “Take your dog to work day.” The day was filled with puppy voices, wagging tails, and of course – treats. Having dogs running around the office for the day is not just all fun and games. According to Humana (a health and well-being learning center), petting a cat or dog can lower your blood pressure, make you feel calmer and can ease tense muscles. Also, in a study done by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), playing with a pet increases the levels of the feel-good chemicals serotonin and dopamine in your brain. Not to mention, dogs (much like babies) are conversation starters for people around the office you haven’t had a chance to catch up with in a while. Overall, the celebration was a huge success, and is a definite repeat for the future!