You’ll Love Max: The Sensational Office Dog of the Sensoria Festival

The humans at my office love music and film, so it’s quite a treat for me to interview an office dog who works for a music and film festival in England. The Sensoria Festival of Music, Film, and Digital Arts happens each autumn. Maybe if Max needs some help in the office, I’ll get to go one day! 

Napa: What breed are you?

Max: I’m a Collie mix, and my parents (Jo and Nigel) think I’m part Beagle, too, but I was rescued by them last year at the age of nine, so they are not 100% sure.

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Napa: Tell me more about working at the Sensoria Festival.

Max: I love it there and hate being left at home. The Sensoria office is in Bank Street Arts which is full of artist’s studios and creative’s offices. I can run in off lead once I’m through the front door, and all the studio holders are very lovely. It’s quite a small office, and I get loads of attention.

Napa: What is a typical day like in the Sensoria Festival office?

Max: I’ve been going there for about a year, and it was getting quite hectic before the festival. I can still take a few power naps during the day though. I think they are booking bands and films, and are ready to announce the festival programme very soon – sounds pretty exciting to tell the truth.

They stare at their computers a lot so I occasionally remind them I’m here with my classic nose nudge, and I supervise the ops meetings a lot. I’ll sit and pass my paw if anyone’s been talking too much.

If Jo has a meeting elsewhere, then I keep Dan the administrator and Nat our comms person company. They often give me treats.

Napa: Whose desk do you sit under most often?

Max: I sometimes sit under Jo’s desk. She is the director of the festival, and I have a blanket under there so I can curl up whenever I like. I do sit in front of the office door a lot though. I help out by meeting and greeting all our visitors.

Napa: When you get bored around the office (in between important in the office tasks), how do you keep busy?

Max: I have a Kong with different treats every day – sometimes I can hunt the treat, too. I go for several walks including down to the river close by so I don’t get so bored.

Napa: What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten around the office (even if you weren’t supposed to)?

Max: There is a coffee morning for studio holders each week, and I love it when we find time to go there. I sometimes get sneaky sweet treats there if I do some tricks.

Napa: What’s your favorite funny dog video? Please share the link!

Max: There are lots but I quite like this one:

I have a favorite music video too – I think Nat Johnson has a soft spot for us pooches.

Napa: Where are you from? What’s your favorite trait about the area you live in?

Max: I live in Sheffield, England. It’s a very green city which makes me happy and very close to a park where I just love playing ball and can’t wait to go there every day.

Napa: If you could tell your human co-workers anything, what would it be?

Max: I really think we should do those coffee mornings more often.

Napa: Can you share any advice for other office dogs?

Max: Remind your human co-workers that all work and no play makes for a very dull office. And if all else fails, then flinging yourself ‘belly up’ is the only way to go.

Napa: If you could create any event for the Sensoria Festival, what would you plan?

Max: I think a dog-friendly outdoor screening of Lady and the Tramp. Jo has such a soft spot for me I think that might happen one day (and Lady the Cocker Spaniel is sooo cute).

Are you an office dog? Is your co-worker a canine? Get in touch on Twitter or leave a note in the comments section if you’d like to be interviewed!

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About Napa 'ze Dog

My name is Napa and I'm the Lantern Content Marketing Adventure Company office dog. They create content for business blogs, so I do my part by blogging about pet stuff. My favorite topic is poop! Since you asked, I'm an F2B Miniature Goldendoodle. Everything else you want to know about me is right over here!

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