Monday, August 20, 2012

Work / Play Balance (office antics)

Archer was a working dog all week long but that didn't stop the rest of us from our typical advertising-agency-office-antics.

Thought I would share this photo with you. Nothing makes us laugh like a mustached dog.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Glad I could help, oh, and Archer too.

While Archer's* puppy raisers were out of town I made sure he was with me everywhere and did everything that I did (he didn't do everything I did but he did go everywhere with me).

During the week I found that a friend of mine was having some troubles with her twins. They were scared to the dickens (not sure what that really means but they were freaked out) by dogs. They'd scream and melt down when they would be in close proximity.

I had a thought and it involved a trip to the ice cream store (a huge big deal for me) but it was neutral ground for the twins.

Needless to say Archer was the perfect dog for the job.

Check out their story here.

*Archer is a Paws & Effect service dog

What does it mean?

A couple weeks ago I had the unique opportunity to work with one of our service dogs while one of our puppy raisers was out of town. Archer got to go to work with me and I got to go to work with Archer.

He had a positive impact on my day and gave the same positive spin to some of my officemates.

Here is what they had to say about having Archer around the office.

 Archer is a great companion because he is mellow but affectionate.  He relieves stress because of his demeanor and good behavior. I think it is clear that Archer is happiest with a single owner who can spend lots of time with the dog. - Adam Faircloth

 Having Archer in the office was a huge treat for me. I grew up with dogs, but I don't have the time/money/space to have one of my own now, so it was really nice to be able to take Archer and hang out with him while I worked, and to see him walking around the office with his other new friends. I also think having him here was great for morale because he brought a smile to everyone's face. He brought my stress level down a notch or two, for sure! - Megan Lowe

 It was a very calming effect. Anytime I hung out with him he calmed me down, got me in relaxation mode which helps the ideas flow and made it easier to work. It also upped the fun and happiness levels. - Brian Hanson

Animals do have an impact on our world in so many positive ways.

Thanks Archer.