I love to meet dogs who work in fields somewhat similar to me. Check out Ollie, from Catapult Creative Media. This office dog is just as creative as his human co-workers, and he takes working very seriously. Thanks for allowing him some time off to be interviewed!
Napa: What breed are you?
Ollie: I am a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I am a young man about to be two (fourteen, in human years) this month. I’m planning to have a jovial party with lots of treats.
Napa: Tell me more about working at Catapult Creative Media.
Ollie: It’s an environment that requires critical thinking and imagination. Everyone works as a team to create solutions for clients, and it’s amazing to see what we all come up with when we go to creative sessions together. I’m not as much of a designer as my mother is, so I will usually inspect the work (with my nose) instead.
Napa: What is a typical day like in the Catapult Creative office?
Ollie: I do my rounds every half-hour, sniffing around to make sure everything is in its proper place. When that’s finished, I observe everyone else and see how they are feeling that day. I will hop into someone’s lap or sit by their feet as they work if needed. Something I always notice is that they often go back and forth from the kitchen with a steaming hot liquid in a mug. I can’t figure out why they keep going back for more. It smells okay, I suppose, but I wouldn’t drink it.
Being the inspector and enforcer can get pretty tiring, so I will take naps or request pets from my colleagues. When they get on break, we’ll play tug-of-war, fetch, or hide and seek. I want to implement a “Going Outside More” initiative too.
Napa: Whose desk do you sit under most often?
Ollie: I enjoy being around the Creative Director’s desk; she has a nice view with a window.
Napa: When you get bored around the office (in between important in the office tasks), how do you keep busy?
Ollie: I like to be aware of my surroundings. Often, I’ll go to the window and examine the parking lot. If anyone seems like they’re going to enter, I head to the lobby to greet them into our office. It’s important that everyone knows that I am here.
Napa: What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten around the office (even if you weren’t supposed to)?
Ollie: Catapult has some stress balls that I chewed on instead of using my paws. It’s in the past, and I’ve learned from my mistakes.
Napa: What’s your favorite funny dog video? Please share the link!
Napa: Where are you from? What’s your favorite trait about the area you live in?
Ollie: I’m from a farm in Mississippi. I love how Baton Rouge understands dogs. The dog park, the dog parade – it gets us.
Napa: If you could tell your human co-workers anything, what would it be?
Ollie: You all exert yourself diligently at the computer, and while I appreciate your efforts, you should play more (specifically, with me).
Napa: Can you share any advice for other office dogs?
Ollie: Work hard and play harder.
Napa: If you could launch any one business or brand, what would it be?
Ollie: I would launch a restaurant that could optimize human food for dog consumption. For example, a pizza that I could eat without getting stomach aches would be ideal. It could be called Paw-peroni. Of course, I would commission Catapult Creative Media to do the website.
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!
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