February 2016

PETS @ WORK!

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Employee’s Name: Lucy Washo
Age: 5.5 years old
Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog
Employer: CH2 Magazine

What are your primary responsibilities at the magazine?
Sniffing (and possibly barking at) newcomers, sleeping on the job and general clean-up of discarded foodstuffs. Occasionally I will be a stand-in model for studio lighting…I am very good at posing for the camera.

How many hours do you work a week?
I put in a full work-week. Generally about 50 hours. Could be up to 65 on deadline week. Who’s counting? I love my job.

Who are your favorite visitors to the office?
As a rule, I prefer women over tallish men. And anyone under 10 years old
gets my tail wagging
a bit faster.

When I finally get a day off, I spend my time:
Taking long walks in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and visiting with my cousins out on the May River.

Favorite Indulgence: Cheese biscuits and leisurely baths at the Red Rover.

Employee’s Name: Harley
Age: 10.5 years old
Breed: Golden Retriever
Employer: Heritage Fine Jewelry

Who are your favorite visitors to the store?
My favorite customers come with treats in hand. I’ve even learn to recognize their voices from a sound sleep. That way I never miss an opportunity. I’m not a big fan of tall men with hats on, unless they have treats, of course!

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Employee’s Name: Emmy
Age: 5.5 years old
Breed: Jack Russell/Pitbull Mix
Employer: Heritage Fine Jewelry

What are your responsibilities at the jewelry store?
I’m always on alert and make sure to bark whenever anyone comes back behind the counter who doesn’t belong there, especially the water or bug guy. I also like to supervise the kitchen area whenever someone is making lunch just in case any food needs to be cleaned up off the floor.

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Employee’s Name: Buddy
Age: 6 years old
Breed: Black Lab Mix
Employer: Heritage Fine Jewelry

How many hours do you work a week?
I’m a full-time dog. I come to work with my brother Harley every day and usually work about 45 or 50 hours a week.

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Employee’s Name: Stanley
Age: 2 years old
Breed: Foxhound Mix
Employer: Heritage Fine Jewelry

When I finally get a day off I like to spend my time:
I love to be out on the boat with my mom and dad. Sometimes we go over to Daufuskie for the day or off shore fishing. As long as I have the wind in my face, I’m a happy dog!

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Employee’s Name: Red Bird
Age: 10 years old
Breed: Scarlett Macaw
Employer: The Salty Dog T-Shirt Shop

What are your primary responsibilities at the store?
My job is to meet and greet our customers. I am the first to say, “Hello” and the last to say, “Good-bye” when they leave. Its a pretty easy job and hard to fowl up.

How many hours do you work a week?
Typically, I put in an 8 hour day, but I’ve been known to take off early.

Who are your favorite visitors to the shop?
I love the visitors who take my picture. I’m always happy to pose for a photo.

When I finally get a day off, I spend my time:
I like to watch re-runs of The Real Macaw on TV.

Favorite Indulgence: Pizza, and I go bananas over bananas.

Employee’s Name: Zoe Ann & Izzy Marie
Age: 6 years old
Breed: Newfoundland
Employer: Palmetto Sands

What are your primary responsibilities at Palmetto Sands?
Our daytime job is welcoming Palmetto Sands guests checking in for their vacation and being a “petting zoo” for the little guests. Many of our guests bring their dogs on vacation and we greet them as well.
When our mom works late, we stay in her office and pretend we are security dogs. Together, we weigh 300 lbs; people think we are black bears from a distance.

How many hours a week do you work?
We usually work about 50 hours per week. We work on Saturdays occasionally, by appointment only, when our one of our guests makes a special request to see us.

Who are your favorite visitors to the shop?
We are most excited when Romeo and Bogie, the other dogs who work in the building arrive, and of course our older sister Belle who is a Newf. She’s retired and only works part time. Of course little kids are always a favorite.

When I finally get a day off, I spend my time:
A nice Spa day at Red Rover, or Isle of Paws is always on our list. When we aren’t having our nails done, (we are girls you know), walking around Harbour Town is fun. We meet lots of new folks, as everyone wants a kiss and a picture for their Facebook page.

Favorite Indulgence: anything we can reach on the counter, and Cheese Pizza!

Employee’s Name: Brady & Brewski
Age: 6 years old
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
Employer: A Floral Affair

What are your primary responsibilities at the Floral Shop?
We are the official greeters – the first friendly faces you see when you walk through the door.

How many hours do you work a week?
Typically, we work Monday-Friday. You know, banker’s hours.

Who are your favorite visitors to the shop?
In general, we like everyone. We especially love Barbara Lagomarsino because she brings us treats and toys!

When we finally get a day off, we spend our time:
Going for long walks on the beach. Love that feeling of sand between our toes – and all the interesting smells of the sea creatures.

Favorite Indulgence: Licking the ice cream bowl clean. And spa days at Groomingdale’s.

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