I told you before about how one of my dog friends is – how should we call it – a lazy pee-er. She needs constant reminding to relieve herself outside, and when it’s snowing, let’s just say her parents need to shovel snow off the grass! What my pal really needs is a subscription to DoggieLawn. Have you heard about them? They are a subscription service for lawn patches you can use indoors! But even better than the company concept is the four-legged lucky lady who helps run this awesome company. Meet Mia, one of DoggieLawns’s office dogs. She has so many opinions on office dog life, and I’m so grateful she took the time to interview with me.
Napa: What breed are you?
Mia: I am an adorable Rat Terrier/Chihuahua Mix named Mia! I have a sister named Walnut, but today is all about ME!!
Napa: Tell me more about DoggieLawn.
Mia: DoggieLawn was started when my human parents were looking for an easier way to take my sister Walnut and me to the bathroom when we lived in our apartment. We tried potty pads and artificial grass … YUCK! It got really stinky and was hard to clean. Mom also tried sod from a home improvement store, which was a little better than artificial grass, but it was messy and we tracked dirt allllll over the place. So, one day, they were looking at hydroponic grass and thought they would give that a try! Once they saw how easy it was to use, they decided to start a business, because surely TONS of other people need something like this. The rest is potty history!
Napa: What is a typical day like in the DoggieLawn office?
Mia: Well, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, it gets a little crazy since the humans prep everything to ship nationwide. So everyone is running around and grass is flying, and it gets pretty loud with a full office. So I stick to myself in my mom’s office or the office that has air conditioning in it with Megan and Jonathan. I lounge around, bark at people, and sleep. Thursdays and Fridays are more chill, I get some petting in from the humans. I still bark at people – and Walnut – and of course I sleep.
Napa: Do you personally sniff each grass pack to make sure it’s the perfect spot for dogs before it’s shipped out?
Mia: Sometimes we get a patch of grass to test out and make sure everything is working great. We try to stay away from the grass that gets shipped out because a lot of it goes to puppies who haven’t gotten their shots yet so we don’t want to take any chances with the safety of our furry friends.
Napa: Whose desk do you sit under most often?
Mia: You can usually find me on my bed in my mom’s office by the door. I like to look outside to see what is going on and smell the fresh air.
Napa: When you get bored around the office (in between important tasks), how do you keep busy?
Mia: My main thought when I’m bored is: Where can I find some food?! So Walnut and I go and look for some food at some point. Otherwise, we just roam around our warehouse or outside in our gated area.
Napa: What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten around the office (even if you weren’t supposed to)?
Mia: Every now and then, Jonathan, one of the office humans, gives me those cheesy goldfish snacks! Those are my favorite.
Napa: What’s your favorite funny dog video? Please share the link!
Mia: Oh boy!! There are so many! We are huge fans of BuzzFeed Animals, so most of what we like comes from the silly people over there. We just watched this one, which is actually 27 dogs doing silly things!
Napa: Where are you from? What’s your favorite trait about the area you live in?
Mia: I am from Los Angeles, and my favorite place is my mom and dad’s house! I also like it when the ambulances or fire trucks drive by wherever I am because I howl along with the siren, sometimes the humans even join in!
Napa: If you could tell your human co-workers anything, what would it be?
Mia: Pay attention to me!! Stop talking on the phone. Pet me instead. The phone humans will understand!
Napa: Can you share any advice for other office dogs?
Mia: It is really important to let everyone know that you are the boss. Don’t let the humans get ya down. Bark at EVERYTHING. Even grass. Even nothing, just make sure that everyone knows you are around, and that you are their number one priority.
Are you an office dog? Is your co-worker a canine? We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch via email or leave a note in the comments section below!
Side note: Do you run a business in the pet industry? Would you like to drive more traffic and sales to your site through a search-optimized pet blog? Get in touch with my office-mates at Lantern Content Marketing!