I love coming to work every day. I work in a beautiful, revitalized, dog-friendly mill building with my human co-workers. I’m not the only office dog in this large space, either – there are so many! One of my favorites is Ruby, who works as the canine property manager for the Hope Artiste Village. Though she’s usually very busy greeting staff and potential renters, she took a moment to talk with me about her job responsibilities. Thanks, Ruby!
Napa: What breed are you?
Ruby: Pound Hound, officially. I think I’ve got some Aussie Shepherd mixed in, too.
Napa: Where are you from? What’s your favorite trait about the area you live in?
Ruby: I live next to a big white oak tree in Providence, home to a family of acrobatic squirrels. It’s like living a Kusturica film every day!
Napa: Tell me more about Hope Artiste Village.
Ruby: Hope Artiste Village is a community of commercial artists and creative businesses within a restored historic mill on Main Street in Pawtucket, R.I.
Napa: Your “mom” solves all the human problems in the building. Are you the pup we should contact for dog issues? Has anyone contacted you before?
Ruby: No, but I’m the first they greet when walking through the building. Sometimes, folks greet my “mom,” too.
Napa: How long have you been working there?
Ruby: 3 ½ years.
Napa: I’ll bet you have a lot of job responsibilities. What is it that you do?
Ruby: Lease space, interact with tenants, and manage building operations.
Napa: Whose desk do you sit under most often?
Ruby: I’ve got my own bed, but I often prefer sprawling out on the floor in the center of everything so that I don’t miss anything.
Napa: When you get bored around the office (in between important office tasks), how do you keep busy?
Ruby: Greet anyone and everyone who comes into the office. I love people … and most dogs.
Napa: What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten around the office (even if you weren’t supposed to)?
Ruby: The club sandwich my “mom” was silly enough to leave on her desk. Mmm … bacon.
Napa: Do you usually spend your day with the same human or different humans?
Ruby: My “mom” and all tenants and visitors to HAV. I make friends easily.
Napa: What is one office task that you’re not allowed to do, but you’d secretly love to do?
Ruby: Lunch inspector. I think I would be good.
Napa: If you could tell your human co-workers anything, what would it be?
Ruby: Pet me here … no, here. No, we’re not done … keep petting!
Napa: Can you share any advice for other office dogs?
Ruby: Be nice to kids – they let you lick their faces, and kids always have sticky stuff on their faces.
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