Working from home: a dog’s perspective

It’s important that we unleash the all-important canine view on WFH (pronounced ‘woof’, naturally).

Douglas Fry My best friend 1910. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Howard Hinton 1915

 

François Boucher A young lady holding a pug dog mid 1740s. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of James Fairfax AC 1992

 

But now my humans are here ALL THE TIME!

Edouard Manet The cats 1868–1869. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Pamela and Hanns Schüttler 2012

 

The cats are oblivious.

Max Dupain Untitled (man with dog I). Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Diana Dupain 2003

 

Leonie Reisberg Untitled 1979. Art Gallery of New South Wales, anonymous gift 2012. © Leonie Reisberg

 

I get really excited!

David Moore Outside Buckingham Palace, London circa 1955. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Toni McDowell 1995. © Lisa, Michael, Matthew and Joshua Moore

 

Because now we go for walks five times a day!

William Dobell (Study of sleeping dog) (Late Sydney Period). Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the Trustees of the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation 1990. © Courtesy Sir William Dobell Art Foundation

 

Although, after a while, it gets pretty tiring!

Aleks Danko Log dog 1970. Art Gallery of New South Wales, John Kaldor Family Collection. © Aleks Danko

 

And I have to think of clever decoys to distract my humans.