Thursday, March 28, 2013

The New Couch

Thought I'd share a story from about 16 years ago...I was a new employee, only been there a short time and one of the things I did, was go out with the Manager, who is totally the Owner of the company's right-hand man (used for expression, but it was a woman), and buy the Owner a new leather couch for his office. A few days later, still rather sleepy, I was in charge of opening up the office in the morning...imagine my surprise when after I had already made the coffee and went to turn on the light in the Owner's office and see not one but, TWO HUGE pit bulls laying casually (and drooling) on the Owners new leather couch! Then slowly, they both got off the couch and greeted me. I could only assume they were the owners pups and they were going to visit for the day, so after playing with them a while I went back to my desk to work. Some time later, I was busy when the Owner came in, got his coffee, went into his office and shouts (in somewhat of a resigned sounding voice)... are these two yours? No, I tell him, they were here when I got here this morning! Just as I am about to say more, he shakes his head...I guess we're finding them homes...call your Boss and ask her where their food is? (Yep, he knew her well...my Manager had found these two homeless dogs the night before and had plans so she dropped them both at the office, we later found where she had placed their food and water and when she came in that day she said upon arrival "Oh, sorry I forgot to tell you, but you said you loved animals so I figured you wouldn't care", and "he (Owner) is just going to have to deal with it...he knows how I am".  That couch became there home for the next 3 days until we found them a good home! I still work for the two of them but at a different company he owns and she is still my boss who has since found many good homes for various cats and dogs :).  At this particular company we now all work at together, we work with lots of special need kiddos so we unfortunately are not allowed to have animals at work for a variety of reasons so instead it becomes a "they're in my car and come see them and let's get on the phones now to network to find them homes" or "they're at my house...look at my cell phone picture", then quickly, luckily most have new parents within hours or one of us is leaving and taking them home until they do have good homes. I like my job :). That's also how I ended up with my old cat Ney-Ney years ago on July 4th after a panicked call from my Manager (and now good friend), on her way out of town calling me from the vets office and begging me to take this poor homeless baby that had been severely injured that I'd need to apply meds to every three hours, etc. - I had Ney-Ney for years and she was a little "off" (well, ok...a lot off - head injury), but the best cat ever!!!
Can I leave you without a picture of the STAR of this blog??? No way...he wouldn't speak to me for days!!!....Heeeeere's Max....

Thunder Kitty (Max's bodyguard) had just let Max know that particular
area of sun was HER spot....poor Max!

Have a beautiful today!!

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26 comments:

  1. Awwwwe, dat was a fabulous story! I wish more peoples was like your work peoples and you...dat will do whatever it takes to protect and find a new home fur stray animals. I knows da world is a better place cuz of peoples like ya'll.

    Hey MAX!!!!! Yea, I prolly wouldn't get in Thinder Kitty's sun...hehehehe.

    Puddles

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    1. Puddles-Yep, Ma is lucky...now if only I can find a clever way to distract Thunder Kitty from her sun puddle...you can call her and I'll run and save us her spot! Ok?!

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  2. What a great story. The company seems like a great place to work. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yep, big hearts for animals :)

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  3. Ahhhhhh, great story, love hearing when our fur buddies find furever homes. Now about that sun puddle, we thought the story goes first come first served, Hey Max!

    Your Pals The mad Scots

    Pees; about that robot signy thingy, most of blogville will not comment with those, very hard to read sometimes, especially with glasses. go to your blog settings and click the "will be posted after owners approval" button, Thanks

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    1. First come first served????Ah...hello...but I'm Max....doesn't that count for somethin'?
      Hey, thanks for the tip - you are soooo right and I've changed it now - thanks for the help!! :) I really appreciate it!

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  4. Voted for Cody!

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  5. That was a fabulous story - thanks for sharing... Have a wonderful thursday Max :o)

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    1. You too Easy! I hope your basket overflows with Yummy treats!!!

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  6. What great people to work with!

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    1. I agree - I'm pretty lucky!!! Bonus round is the man up on the 2nd floor brings his 2 pups to work so we do get to go outside and visit with them when he shows up or can sneak up to the 2nd floor to see them when we need a pup fix :)

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  7. That is such a lovely story. What a great place to work too :)
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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    1. Sorta something we laugh about still...good thing I wasn't one of those peeps that is afraid of pits! Although they might have licked me to death :)

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  8. That's a great story! I'm glad the pitties found themselves a home and I'm even gladder (is that even a word?) that your friend continues to rescue animals.

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    1. Yep, all the time and since she lives more in the country and I think people sorta know about her some just magically appear there but it's ok cuz now we have a rather large network of fellow pup and cat lovers :)

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    1. Oh, there are plenty of those sorts of stories about these peeps and most are rather comical.

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  10. Great story! I can just see it :)

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    1. Used to be sorta a job requirement...one I've always loved :) ...but that 1st experience was like my official "welcome" :)

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    1. Thanks :)and thanks for doing the This 'N That Thursday blog hop too!

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  12. I love that story. Now I think you should post a pic of Nay-Nay. She could head pop with the best of em. <3 BOL

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  13. Ok, Nay-Nay will appear soon :)

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  14. What a sweet story! Sounds like you work for fabulous people.

    Poor Max - looks like kitty gave him the boot!

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    1. Thunder Kitty is one tuff cookie! She had the day off of being Max's Bodyguard so all bets were off! Yes, I feel very lucky at my job!

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