It’s National Bring Your Pet to Work Day… but with most of us working from home these days, should it be considered National Bring Your Human to Work Day for our pets? Either way, we wanted to know more about the CFOs of the Queen City. No, not Chief Financial Officers — we’re talking about Chief Furry Officers!
We asked our followers on Instagram and Facebook to share their canine (and feline) coworkers with us, and they did not disappoint. Scroll down to meet 19 of our newest fuzzy friends who deserve to win “Employee of the Month” and receive a 50% raise in daily treats.
“His job is to protect my office (way in the back of the picture) from all squirrels, mailmen, and anyone walking in front of the house. He’s also really good at napping and interrupting all work by coming to get cuddles.” – Melissa D.
“Ella is security at the office. She has never had a squirrel or chipmunk breach the security of the office despite various efforts.” – Alex D.
“I am working and JADE is sleeping! She is SPOILED and loves to cuddle.” – Lashanna T.
“From late March: It is with great pleasure and excitement that our office announces the recipient of this month’s EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH Award. Flash! has been with the company since 2012 when she was brought on board to serve as an entry-level lap warmer and giver of licks and kisses.
Over the years, she has applied herself wholeheartedly to become an unstoppable force. Flash has taken on tasks that we never knew we needed handling: official inspector of everything that we bring into the office, finder (and keeper) of everything that drops to the floor, and most importantly: neighborhood watch extraordinaire, quick to bork at anyone not social distancing.
She is so laser-focused with her security duties that posing for the award photo this morning was out of the question. Her motivations? ‘I live for Treats’ and ‘Treat Life’, she says. We all wish Flash! continued success with the company.” – Christine F.
“This is Newmie. He is a professional napper who gets up for his kibbles.” – Erin L.
“Sakura is an 8 month old spitfire.” – Cassandra B.
“Medusa. Known to sleep on the job.” – Angel B.
“Total slacker. Spends our work hours napping and not making decisions.” – @paper.paste
“Hi! Mia, current CFO. I’m in charge of making sure my humans get all the exercise from ball fetching to yoga, we got it all here. Some times I bark at other CFOs that come near my turf but then our CPO (chief people officer) yells at me, so I stop and sit. But man I’ll tell you we have been having more one on one meetings than ever before and I love it. Pets and snuggles have gone through the roof.
Plus we keep having delivery people come by and I want to play with them so bad so I sit there and watch them, some times I get lucky and they wave at me. Hope you like a little bit about a day in my life as CFO! Happy tails ahead!” – @mischievous.miss.mia
“That’s Dante. My WFH CFO.” – Nicole R.
“Pepe is our CFO. He’s a pug-terrier mix who’s very chill, at least when he’s with Content Spectrum’s owner and founder.” – @contentspectrum
“Maya is the CFO for Whisked Away Surprise Travel. Her work habits include a lot of what you see in the photo- lounging around & staring as if daring me to call her out. She gets paid in belly rubs & since quarantine, 3 walks a day.” – @explorewhiskedaway
“This is my CFO, Mopsy. She micro-manages me all day, every day. She lays on top of my work and insists that I pet her. If I don’t she sits back and judges me or gets bored when I try to hold a conversation. She’s part of the family, so we just tolerate the fact that she naps and steals our food all day. We pay her in cuddles, feed her, and provide her shelter. I get the sense she wants a raise…” – @littlekingart
“This is Daisy, she is a pretty lazy coworker, but the best coworker! She mainly sits and stares at me while I work or tries to type “out of office” on my computer, or taps me and tells me it’s break time.” – Kimberly S.
“This is Bruin. He’s a 1 year old lab who is generally a lap dog and will sit directly on top of me anywhere. Even in my office chair! So basically his work habits are overseeing operations up close and personal. He weighs, 70 lbs for reference when sitting on me.” – Danielle J.
“This is our office dog, Micki! She helps greeting people at the door, accepting packages and assisting in the hiring process! She has been everyone’s favorite coworker for two years now!” – @terragreencareers
“This is Molly, and she likes to derail my Zoom calls by getting her toy stuck under the chair and digging at the carpet.” – Karen G.
“This is Iggy, my 3 month old furry coworker. Work habits include keeping mom in bed by demanding pets, sleeping on the job, wreaking havoc on mom’s art supplies, and squeezing into the paperwork basket as shown. (I don’t need those bills anyway, right?)” – Pamela A.
Meet Gus Gus.
“Gus Gus is named after the mouse in Cinderella, who in turn is named after Augustus Cesar, the first Roman Emperor (hence the nickname Octavius).” – @andygoh
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