Hi! My name is Napa, and I’m the BuzzFarmers office dog. While my official title here at the company is housecarl, I’m pretty much in charge of everything.
Are you an office dog? Do you get up in the morning ready to start your day and head out to work? I sure do! A little breakfast, some yoga stretches, and relieving myself outside. Getting ready is the easiest part of my morning routine. All I have to do is don a bow tie, and I’m dressed for success.
Once I arrive at work, my first responsibility of the day is to make sure all of the office humans are present and accounted for. I greet them with my signature cheerful attitude, and once we’ve dispensed with the pleasantries, I handle my most important morning task: checking for and organizing my toys. After they’re all located and lined up, I can focus on finding a co-worker to partner up with for a while and provide as much moral support as he or she might need. I can also serve as a sounding board for their ideas, and I know they value my objective yet candid feedback.
Some of you might be shaking your tails in agreement. I bet a bunch of you are office dogs, too! Maybe we even share some similarities in our job descriptions.
I’ve been noticing something lately. Tell me if I’m wrong: Office dogs are quite underrepresented online. It seems as if all of the stories I read on the Internet are about human workers, as if they’re the only productive members of society. Who’s asking what it’s like to be an office dog? No one! Who’s sharing our tales – no pun intended – of professional achievement? Also no one!
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Well, it’s time I took a stand and did something about this. Office dogs have a voice! We deserve to be heard – and not just at 3 in the morning when we bark at absolutely nothing outside. (To any humans who might be reading: Sorry about that, by the way. We like to err on the side of caution.)
I’m starting an interview series with other office dogs on my blog, Napa’s Daily Growl. The lineup is formidable so far. I’ve put together a great dog pack with different backgrounds and breeds and job titles. Will you join us?
Your voice should be heard. Let’s tell the world about all of the fun we have, and all of the tough stuff we do. If you’d like to be interviewed for the Working Dog Wednesday series, Tweet me or contact my co-worker Erin (pictured above, on the left).
Don’t be shy, either. Let’s sniff butts, get to know each other, and have a lively conversation from one office dog to another.
I can’t wait to hear from you!