See This Awesome Company Offer Employees ‘Puppy Paternity Leave’!

Puppy Paternity Leave

In the age of startups, the traditional idea of a work place is in for a continuous spin. Perks like paternity leaves, work from home and BYOD (Bring your own device / dog) are getting more mainstream with every new company being registered and we dogs aren’t complaining.

But what if we were to tell you of a company that has taken employee benefits to another level altogether. Meet Brewdog, a brewery company that allows you to spend an entire week playing with a puppy and getting paid for it.

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Puppy Parental Leave will support dogs and their humans alike in those all-important first few days of the greatest relationship a person can have.

Trendy brewery offers employees Puppy Paternity leave!

Adopting a puppy is akin to welcoming a new born kid home. It was just time that a company realized that. With Puppy Paternity Leave –  ‘BrewDog’ has paved the way for others to follow.

Brewery puppy parental leave
Brewdog was started by two humans, James and Martin and a dog Bracken in 2007.
Brewdog puppy paternity leave
Luck of the dog: 8 years later Brewdog have carved a niche of their own.

“It’s not easy trying to juggle work and settle a new dog into your life, and many members of our crew have four-legged friends at home so we wanted to take the stress out of the situation and let our teams take the time they need to welcome their new puppy or dog into their family. So we are becoming the first in our industry to give our staff a working week’s leave on us to help settle a new furry family member into their home.

We always want to raise the bar when it comes to offering our staff the best possible benefits… We also just really, really like dogs.”

~Brewdog website

SEE ALSO: Why Dogs love Google! 

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And that’s not all. Once you’re finally ready to go back to work, you can bring your beloved pup to the office!

BrewDog’s Scotland HQ boasts 50 “office dogs.” We know you’d be raring to apply for a job in this firm, let’s save you the time: head over to the careers section here 🙂

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20 Beautiful Untranslatable Words That Your Dog Knows!

Syllables stacked against syllables, what worlds words can construe! They say that the smartest of dogs can understand up to 300 words, but we dogs also know of feelings – the words for which we are yet to hear.

How do you, for instance, explain to someone Hachiko’s longing?

Sometimes the humans find right words in languages other than English. We dogs may not speak a human tongue but we know the meanings to some of these beautiful untranslatable words.

20 beautiful untranslatable words from languages other than English.

1. Ya’aburnee (Arabic) – Melancholic and melodic, this word means “You bury me,” a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them.

May be that’s why dogs’ leave us this soon, a lifespan of merely a decade

Ya'aburnee meaning

2. Waldeinsamkeit (German) – The feeling of solitude, being alone in the woods, and an intimacy with nature. {“Wald” meaning forest, and “Einsamkeit” meaning loneliness or solitude.}

And who knows the call of the wild better than us dogs?

Waldeinsamkeit dog

3. Toska (Russian) – an ache of soul, longing with nothing to long for. A pain in the soul with no specific cause, and a powerful yearning for something / someone that can never be attained.

toska word

Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody or something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.

There’ll be times when you’d go through this emptiness… all I want is for you to know that I’m just a hug away.

4. Forelsket (Norwegian) – The indescribable euphoria experienced as you begin to fall in love.

Forelsket meaning

With those misty eyes, in that philosophic gaze, perhaps this is what your dog feels like every time he sees you!

5. Fika (Swedish) –  Gathering together to talk and take a break from everyday routines; either at a cafe or at home, often for hours on end.

fika word

 6. Komorebi (Japanese) – The sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees.

Komorebi dog

 7. Luftmensch (Yiddish)  Refers to someone who is a bit of a dreamer; literally, an “air person.”

Beautiful Untranslatable Words

 8. Dapjeongneo (Korean)  When somebody has already decided the answer they want to hear after asking a question, and are waiting for you to say that exact answer.

Dapjeongneo - Beautiful Untranslatable Words

How do I look?

9. Abbiocco (Italian)  drowsiness from eating a big meal.


10. Mokita (Kivila)  The truth everyone knows but agrees not to talk about.


Of your life, love, loss and everything mundane whenever you shall feel like talking, I will be there waiting for you…

11. Tartle (Scottish)  The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you’ve forgotten their name.

beautiful untranslatable word - tartle

12. Saudade (Portuguese) – refers to the feeling of longing for something or someone that you love and which is lost. It is a longing for a possibility, a love for something or someone that remains even if that something, or someone is already gone.


And who would understand this longing better than these dogs or Hachiko?

13. Jijivisha (Hindi) –  refers to the strong, eternal desire to live and to continue living. Someone who loves life and always has intense emotions and desires to live and thrive.

Jijivisha beautiful hindi word

14. Kummerspeck (German) – Excess weight gained from emotional overeating.


Also See: Dog food – the good, the bad and the ugly

15. Litost (Czech) – a state of feeling miserable and humiliated created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery.


16. Merak (Serbian) –  a feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures. It is the pursuit of small, daily pleasures that all add up to a great sense of happiness and fulfillment.

merak meaning

Belly rubs! Yes, that’s merak!..

17. Iktsuarpok (Inuit) – “To go outside to check if anyone is coming.”

Iktsuarpok meaning

Yay! the bell rang! Who is it? The postman? The squirrel or you?

18. Hiraeth (Welsh) – Homesickness for a home to which you cannot return
is whenever you find home in the things that are long gone. It is seeing the people you value race past you, while you are still stuck in reverse.

Hiraeth meaning

Why did they abandon me? All those promises, the loving kindness ushered in my puppy days… where did it all go?

 19. Fernweh (German) – Feeling homesick for a place you have never been to.


 20. Boketto (Japanese) –To gaze vacantly into the distance without thinking.


Have you ever come across a word or phrase in a language that you felt could only be explained the best by a dog?

Feel free to share with us such beautiful untranslatable words!

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