Say hello to my furry coworkers!
Reida is our sweetest resident pup – she will quickly worm her way into your hearts (and your zoom meetings!). She is almost 5 (five!! how did that happen?!) and has an epic birthday party to celebrate every year (seriously epic). She is shy and timid but, once you gain her trust, she will love you forever. And she gives hugs! She loves to snuggle and sneak kisses (and love nibbles – watch your ear lobes!). It’s pretty much adorable.
She’s quickly getting used to the life of a working dog, sleeping under my desk while I code and making sure her cute face shows up on every call. And of course she has her very own Instagram account so she can share her adventures and her smiling face with the world.
Baby Rosa is our resident tripawd and the latest edition to our pack. She is a tiny hurricane on three legs and keeps us going 24/7 (seriously – she chewed on cement when she was a puppy). Rosa is Reida’s half sister – cutest siblings ever! – but their personalities couldn’t be any different. Although she’s missing a leg, she’s never let that slow her down. Plus she can fist bump with her tiny chicken wing!
Despite being a complete maniac, Rosa has grown into a sweet, confident girl who loves to snuggle…and stab you awake with her chicken wing to the kidney (nobody’s perfect!). She’s not so sure about the working dog life but she loves terrorizing Reida both in real life and on the gram. Her catchphrase: “me too me too!”
In loving memory…
Madison Todd was with us since she was a tiny ball of fluff. She took on the job of morning greeter and official wake up call-er so her cute face was the first thing I saw most days. And once I got up, she happily took my place in bed, pillow and all. She enjoyed keeping an eye on pretty much everything when she wasn’t napping, especially the front door in case a w-a-l-k was coming soon. Madison was the reason I escaped the corporate world and started my little business, for which I am forever grateful. There were not enough cookies in the universe to repay her, though I was happy to try.
Although not as well-known as her brother was, Madison made the social media rounds by being the first dog to blow bubbles while walking on the underwater treadmill. And yes, there is adorable video evidence. Unfortunately Madison decided to follow in her brother’s footsteps and was diagnosed with histiocytic sarcoma in April of 2015. We all fought hard to keep her happy and healthy as long as we could, treating her with chemo and love…and lots of cookies. Sadly she lost her battle with cancer 8 short months after her diagnosis, passing away in February of 2016. We miss our little bug every single day… <3
Tucker Todd is a wee bit famous here in the Pacific Northwest. From the regulars we greeted every morning on our walks to his bestest friends at our favorite veterinary clinic, he has quite a fan club, affectionately called Team Tucker. At 12 1/2, Tucker was our resident senior, though you wouldn’t have known it with his puppy energy and enthusiasm. He had a rare liver disorder called copper storage disease and fought the good fight against liver cancer since September 2014. He kept us all on our toes with medications and feedings and frequent vet visits, and as many snuggles as we could sneak in.
Tucker liked to add to the conversation with well-timed barks whenever I was chatting with clients, just to make sure we stayed on track. And he made sure I took enough breaks during the day, gently putting his head in my lap, looking up with those adorable eyes, and asking…”cookie?” Plus he was a fantastic foot warmer. Tucker left us in September of 2015, breaking all of our hearts. He will never be forgotten. <3
You can find all the kids frequenting Instagram, on Tucker’s Facebook page, and popping up in my video calls. And of course they have their own email address, in case you need some puppy advice which they happily provide in exchange for scritches behind the ears or a few of their favorite treats.