For this week's mini-Project, we asked for pictures of office pets, and holy smokes, you all delivered. We got pictures from a host of freelancers, our local NPR station, and friends at Etsy, RentJuice, and Big Spaceship.
Included in this slideshow are roughly 20 office pet photos. We couldn't include them all (fingers about to fall off—we got lots of submissions), so we tried to choose images that were clearly from an office. We also privileged pictures of dogs (and other animals, but they're mostly dogs) that were especially cute, or amusing, or, in the case of Phyllis, just perfectly ridiculous. But they're all very good dogs. Yes they are!
"This is Ziggy. She is New Business Director here at Work Club, a digital advertising agency in London Bridge. Her job description involves interrupting client meetings, eating/tearing up important work, barking at couriers and being distractingly cute. S
"Henry David Thoreau is the newest volunteer bike mechanic here at Bike Lab in Greensboro, Alabama." ~Mark
"This is Phyllis, the newest member of our family at Universal Limited Art Editions. If you are into to the whole "so ugly its cute" kinda thing, then Phyllis is the one for you! She is a Chinese Crested and was recently rescued by my co-worker, Jill. She
"Killer Smith, born in east Tennessee lived a majority of his years in Norris, Tennessee and was resident cat for Norris Art and Design." ~Leslie
"Pet: Rufus T. Firefly. Activity: Guarding the front door at the agency. Barking at solicitors and waiting for the UPS man who brings biscuits." ~Timothy
"We have a number of office dogs here at Big Spaceship, which are incredibly important to the culture and energy of this place. Here are a couple of pics of Rosemary and some special friends who were visiting our office." ~Joshua
"Aussie getting some important work done (actually, I think I busted her for listening to Pandora)." ~Rachel
"Safety comes first in the AIDS/LifeCycle office. Ebony in the hat and petey in the shirt." ~Morgan
"Our rats Buckwheat (front, bottom) and Oolong (back). Buckwheat is a Siamese rat and Oolong is a black Harley rat with dumbo ears. They like to hang out in their hammock and take naps during the day." ~Dana
"Argus is a vital part of the Big Spaceship workforce. He participates in brain storms, client pitches and team lunches. In his three-year career here, he's only called in sick once." ~Nikki
"I would like to submit Dottie, one of Etsy's (several) pooches. Her full name is Dottie Matrix. She even appears on our About page." ~Adam
"J.J. Doggie, a staple partner here at Unboundary in Atlanta, Georgia, home of TEDxAtlanta!" ~David
"Her name is Currydog and she is a one-and-a-half-year old red heeler/coyote mix. I have a little spitfire on my hands (she is currently chasing a bug under the conference table between the chairs)." ~Alexandria
"Chester the Cat, Voider of Warranties. He's a rescue from the Humane Society and keeps me company when working from BuzzMaven, Inc.'s home office." ~Scott
"This is Oliver, a Bernese Mountain Dog. Oliver is a key employee of our start-up company, Veebit. Oliver brings a critical eye and calming presence to the company." ~Theresa
"Stephanie the comfort dog comes to KPCC. Here she is with host Patt Morrison." ~Christal
"Name: Saida. Animal: Dog. Breed: Cairn Terrier. Hobbies: Swimming, Soccer, Hiding Under the Couch. Office Tricks: She can differentiate between a coworker and the mail lady within one second of the elevator opening up." ~Rob
"This is Summer. She's a 4-year-old golden retriever. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina, spent a few years in New York City, and now she's living the startup life out in San Francisco! She hangs out at the RentJuice office in South Park." ~Nick
"When anything four-legged walks down Main Street in Richmond, Virginia, they better watch out for Tuffy, one of three canine security agents we have here at EcoLogic. The only method of discipline that keeps him in check is 'the box.'" ~Betsy
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