A Man and His Dogs
In a recent article, The Dog in the Dentist’s Chair, and Other Workplace Pets, New York Times reporter Andy Newman met Mimi and Coco, two Maltese dogs in hand-knit sweaters who willingly join customers in the stylist chair at a Manhattan salon.
A Dutiful Pup
Another pup with special responsibility – easing patient anxiety- regularly steals the hearts at a Manhattan dental practice, according to Newman.
Dr. Carlos J. Huerta described his “14-pound mutt” Luna with affection in a 2016 interview with TheDailyFloss.com.
“I took one look at her and she was mine. We fell in love with each other.”
“It was kind of a novelty at first. I brought her in because with all her abandonment, I didn’t want her, after being rescued, to be abandoned again.”
The Name’s Luna
As a rescue dog, she arrived with her name, Luna, which is derived from the Latin word for moon; Luna was the Roman mythological goddess of the moon.
Learn more about Luna’s role at The Dental Boutique in The New York Times: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/nyregion/workplace-pets.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share