Thinking back to a post Jake did on his site about the constraints of office space, I wondered about animals in the office. In the hey day of Internet companies, a few of them had Aibos to wander. According to the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association, having pets in the office reduces stress. Some people even bring their pets to the office, and, of course, at "cool" laid back companies, bringing your pet is okay.

Check out the thoughts of our allies across the pond in this BBC poll about whether fish would perk up an office.

As for pets in the office, these are photos from my mom's office in Hong Kong. (These belong to another co-worker.)