I can't believe it's 2022 already. I've had a busy year as True's Chief Happiness Officer. Last year Winston joined the family, and as you can imagine, it's been an adjustment becoming an older brother and mentor. I spent last year teaching Winston the essentials about my honored position at the company (eventually, I'd like to retire), and how to interact with our human co-workers.
When my teammates walk in the door, the first thing I do is bark! Bark, bark, and bark some more. Barking is a great way to get their attention and get lots of love, pets and treats. Attention from my human co-workers and driving off any unwanted visitors like delivery drivers is what I live for. After all, someone has to put a stop to that suspicious mailman!
This is important when working with humans. They always bring in tasty food or dog treats, so I had to teach Winston my method on how to get scraps or treats. I usually follow them to their desks or the kitchen and show them my cutest beg-for-food face. It almost always works. Some of our teammates even have treats in their desks to give us. Winston is a bit more aggressive when begging and it’s something we’ll need to work on as he furthers his career. He usually jumps up on their seat, tries to jump on their laps, or paws at their legs. I'm trying to teach him that it's a waiting game. Just sit there patiently, looking adorable, and the food will come.
Winston had to learn the tricks I use to annoy our human teammates into taking us outside to go for walks. The best way to get their attention is to annoyingly paw at the door to create a loud thumping noise that can't be ignored. My work humans hate that sound, so they usually have no choice but to take me out. They've figured out by now I will paw at the door relentlessly until one of them lets me get some fresh air. Once outside, it's best to stall after going to the bathroom. If it's sunny, I will drop to the ground and roll on my back, making it impossible to bring me back in. Winston needs to get better at the stop, drop and roll thing. He always wants to go right back inside after he does his business - it’s such a missed opportunity!
Nothing breaks up a long workday like the zoomies. I like to distract my co-workers by running around chasing my brother throughout the entire office. Running amuck helps all the humans stop what they are doing and focus on us, leading to belly and ear rubs, treats, and being taken outside for walks. It's all part of the plan to take over the world, er, I mean keeping my teammates happy.
I don't think my human co-workers realize how lucky they are because I've chased away countless mailmen, amazon drivers, food delivery people and announced every visitor by barking. Winston usually runs to the door looking for attention, so we are still working on the ferocious barking this year.
My goals for 2022 are to help Winston work on his barking skills, show him how to keep manipulating our human co-workers into giving us food, taking us outside for walks, and napping a lot more.
What are some of your 2022 goals? Should you need any marketing help, my teammates can help you achieve your goals. Contact them today to get started, I hear my dad Chris is pretty good at that sort of thing.
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