I didn't really cry when I got divorced but I was distraught when I lost Sam
– Liz Jones on how much losing her pet dog affected her
Should workers be given paid leave to look after their pets? You might think the question is barking mad but it follows a case in Italy where a woman has been allowed to claim sick pay after taking time off work to care for her unwell dog.
Sixty-seven percent of Good Morning Britain viewers said in a Twitter poll that they don't think people should get paid leave but animals are now recognised as part of the family in a landmark decision by a judge in the Italian courts. This comes after several UK companies - including the drinks firm Brewdog - have allowed their employees up to five days off to settle a new dog into their home.
This morning we spoke to entrepreneur and businessman Alex Proud who employs around 100 people and doesn't think they should be allowed paid leave when a pet falls sick or dies.