Introducing the Office Dogs of Terry
We are lucky to have a dog friendly office here at Terry HQ, and naturally that means we get to enjoy some varied and fun personalities at work.
We thought we’d profile our canine work companions for our dog loving friends.
Dog’s Name: Ranger
Breed: Brussels Griffon (often mistaken for his close cousin, the Pug)
Owner: Alexis, Apparel Developer
Favorite Toy: Anything he can rip apart and pull out all the stuffing!!
Favorite Activity: Sleeping!! And of course, cuddling.
Favorite thing about the office: Going for a lot of walks.
Cutest Habit: He always barks at dogs on the television. I read somewhere that this is a sign of a very intelligent dog! I also love how gentle he is with kids, which is really great as we get ready to welcome my 1st baby!
My fiancé Dennis has always been a large dog owner; if you have a dog, you know we generally favor one or the other. He grew up with Rottweilers, so when it came time for us to get our first pup, he was more than hesitant to consider a small dog. After looking at a lot of photos of Frenchies and Affenpinschers, he came across an adorable little black and tan Brussels, who reminded him of a mini Rottie. I was in Florida recovering from back surgery, but when I came home there was a little surprise waiting for me! Ranger, in his entire 2 lb little body, was the cutest thing I had ever seen!! We brought him everywhere and we were even able to house train him within a couple weeks. Now we can’t imagine our life without him, and luckily, we still have many fun-filled years with our little guy.
Dog’s Name: Louie
Breed: English Setter? Border Collie? Take your guess!
Owner: Nik (Director of Supply Chain Operations) & Dani Holm
Favorite Toy: Anything orange or red.
Favorite Outdoor Activity: MTB rides and adventures.
Favorite Indoor Activity: Cuddle master.
Favorite thing about the office: Being able to go on mid-day walks on the bike/walking path along Lake Champlain.
Cutest Habit: Louie loves to rearrange our blankets into a comfy nest. It is a pain when we are ready for bed, but it sure is cute.
Louie is a mixed breed that was shipped up from a South Carolina shelter with a high kill rate. When he was a puppy he didn’t have many spots and was a white puff ball. Oh boy he has changed. He loves any type of adventure, although, like his parents, he does not like to turn around and would much rather go on a loop or just keep adventuring.
Dog’s Name: Maggie
Breed: Border Collie/Spaniel Mix
Owner: Alysia, Graphic Design
Favorite Toy: Anything you can play tug with or sticks.
Favorite Activity: Running around in the woods smelling things. Also, eating.
Favorite thing about the office: Snooping around for bones to steal and finding sticks on walks to bring inside.
Cutest Habit: Sticking tongue out when sleeping.
Dog’s Name: Piper
Breed: Cattle dog mix w/ something lazy
Owner: Serena, Inside Sales
Favorite Toy: Squeaky Flamingo
Favorite Activity: Finding something smelly in the woods to roll in and then napping on the couch.
Favorite thing about the office: Belly rubs from my mom’s co-workers and begging for their lunch!
Dog’s Name: Tiko
AGE: 9 months
Breed: Best guess: Lab/Shepherd mix plus something with a big head.
Owner: Colin, Web Marketing
Tiko was a rescue from down south. His litter was found by the side of a road at about 2 weeks, bottle fed and later cared for in Vermont until he came home to our farmstead. He loved to climb in our laps and snuggle up as a tiny puppy. He still does, which doesn’t work quite so well now that he weighs over 60 pounds!
He is just about as friendly as a dog can be, he greets and loves EVERYONE. His first buddy was Cupcake, our barn cat. An orphan lamb spent a few weeks in the house recently, and they still greet each other as pals now she’s back in the barn.
Favorite Toy: Anything that squeaks, can be flailed like a dead critter and ripped to bits in record time. An empty milk jug with a treat inside is a very close second.
Favorite Food: Sheep poop, and sticks. But will make do with roast chicken scraps.
Favorite Activity: Helping with farm chores (aka racing round the yard at high speed, looking for poop and sticks).
Favorite thing about the office: Visits from colleagues, peanut butter kongs.
Cutest Habit: Licking lambs affectionately through the fence.
Dog’s Name: Nellie
Nellie didn’t just prepare a profile, she wrote a journal of her typical day at the office.