I sometimes forget how much Duchess affects those around her. Even though they are unable to pet her she still has a lasting impact. I know people have purchased a dog for the first time because they loved Duchess so much. Others have started to drink more water because they hear her drinking her water frequently. I know some people go outside more on nice days because they see Duchess and I going for a walk during our breaks. She has a very lasting impact not only for me but a great deal of others. I know there has been many reports stating that work places that allow pets are more productive and have less stress. I know I don't get nearly as upset having her around and I tend to take more breaks where in the past I would just work through them. She in many ways is a good example of what we should be doing as well. We all could stand to drink more water, exercise and take a breather. I know she has long day but she still manages to have fun at work. I know I try to make it as positive as I can. I know it can be so easy to get caught up in all that is going on but she reminds me of the important things. I know she has affected me in ways I did not even begin to think of but it also nice to see how she affects others as well. I know she has changed my world and seems to have done the same for others as well.