The afternoon took place at a public park close to Republic's Battersea Bridge offices and consisted of Crufts-style "dog trials" in which staff were awarded a variety of prizes. The unfortunate winners were then dressed up in a dog collar and lead and led at a brisk trot around the edge of the park while the rest of the agency made loud woofing noises. As bizarre as this might sound, Diary is assured by the participants the whole thing was all "great fun" and not at all as sinister as it probably appeared to any random passers-by.
As Woodhouse herself once said: "The dog has an enviable mind; it remembers the nice things in life and quickly blots out the nasty." Lets hope the Agency Republic workforce subscribes to the same philosophy.