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!
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