Boss Divides Opinion On 'This Morning' After Offering Animal Owners 'Pet-ternity Leave'

Fancy a couple of weeks off work but used all your holiday up already? No problem, simply get a job with this guy and buy a new dog, it's literally a win-win situation.

You'll get your extra time off, plus a furry companion for the next 15 years or so - what's not to love?

Well, while we might think it's a great idea, others are not so convinced and this particular daytime television segment really polarised opinion on Twitter.

Business owner, Greg Buchanan, appeared on This Morning to talk about the concept of what he calls 'pet-ternity leave'. To the uninitiated - i.e. everyone on the face of the planet, other than Greg's employees - that means getting a few weeks off when you get a new dog, so that you can be around to get pissed on and scoop shit off your new, cream carpets and upholstery.

Credit: ITV/This Morning

Greg was interviewed alongside dog lover Kelly-Rose Bradford, who thought it was like the absolute best idea ever in the world, but she did also admit that she loves her dog more than her own son, so it's possible that she's a bit biased.


"I've never heard so much shite, get a fucking grip. Getting home and standing in dog shit is part of the joy of owning a dog," mused Mick a.k.a @Mdbaggy. While Rachel argued that Greg can give his staff time of for whatever he pleases and that it's ultimately his choice.Social media offered a more representative cross-section of public opinion, with the wordsmiths of Twitter coming out in droves to voice their thoughts.

Another thoughtful This Morning viewer commented: "That doctor on #ThisMorning with the caterpillars on his fuckin forehead scares the life out of me," although it's possible he was referring to a different part of the show.

Other viewers were dismayed that dog owners were being given more time off work than new fathers and that people need to get their priorities in order.

Whatever you think of Greg and his wild policies, there's no doubt his heart seems to be in the right place.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/This Morning

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