I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's a tough job, but someone has to do it...

Stumpy comes to work with me every day. I volunteer and manage a food bank/thrift store. We have been so busy that I go in a full two hours before we open just to get through SOME of the paperwork.

Stumpy works hard, too. First she pulls out all the stuffed animals (encouraged by the other volunteers.) Then she makes the rounds of the property. While doing so, she stops and visits with each volunteer to make sure she hasn't missed any treats.

The hardest part of the day is next....



Her bed is a cardboard box with a pillow under my desk. people come and go from my office and never know she is there. Occasionally, I don't know what gets into her, the door will open and she bolts for it, but stops at the thresh hold, looks back at me as if to ask if it's ok. At which time she gets admonished and sent back to her bed. If only she's just make the break...shhhhhh....don't tell her that!!!

14 comments:

Life With Dogs said...

I promise not to tell! ;)

Coming east I hear. Where will you be staying?

T said...

Hahaha, so sweet. It is so nice that you get to take Stumpy to work with you!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Stumpy you do have a great job. Sure wish we could go to work with Mom... Don't think those people would appreciate it much...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lilly said...

She looks very comfortable does Stumpy. Its pretty great being able to take a friend to work with you like that too!

Amber said...

Hii, oh, Stumpy is lovely. Is nice to take Stumpy to work. Phew, sounds like a tough job but is great there are treats involved hehe :)

big licks!
Amber

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

STumpy,
I didn't know you had to work every day! I break the thresh hold all the time. I can tell you it's worth it every time.. hee hee.

You and mom do important work! You deserve a round of treats!

Norwood

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

OH the water is the best place to be. Callie never gets out the entire time we are there either..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

tula said...

aw stumpy- that's some hard work you do! and rewarding for everyone, including toi!

i like how you keep your mom on her toes too:)

kiss kisses to ya,
tula

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hey stumpy!
Are you ready for the trip? when do you leave? You should really read my book!

Norwood

Sandra said...

Poor Stumpy. I have given you a blog award. I enjoy reading about stumpy and I appreciate your kind words when one of my animals passes on.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

WE hope you get there soon. The heat is unbearable here..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hi Stumpy.
The sun is out today... not for long. I hope the sunshine follows you here.
Norwood

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Oh.. pretty good try with the eyewatch game. Come over to see the answers.

Norwood

Calsidyrose said...

I took today off from off-site work--I have one foster who just got the back-to-back heartworm treatment shots and didn't want to leave him alone.

I'm glad Stumpy gets to go with you to your volunteer site--what you do is challenging and I'm sure Stumpy's support makes it easier.

Keep up the good work!

Calsidyrose