Get to Know… Loki!
What is your role at Vovia?
I am the official, unofficial ‘Director of Paw-blic Relations’ at Vovia. I’m responsible for enthusiastically greeting new visitors to the office and keeping all of the humans happy and healthy here at the agency! I’m quite a ‘catch’ you see because I have a very ‘fetching’ personality, but it’s not an easy job keeping the humans active around here. I make sure that they walk me a few times a day and that there is always a ball for them to throw, but unfortunately, they mostly just sit in their ‘chairs’ and stare at their ‘glowy screens’.. Luckily, I have a 5 year plan to turn this place around.
A 5 Year Plan?
Woof yes! When I’m 5 years old, I plan on running the show around here!
Oh, I see. And what will be different when you’re in charge?
First off, I’m installing ‘sub-woofers’ at everyone’s work station in case I need assistance with my day to day tasks. Also, I’m implementing an affirmative action mandate to bring in more lady pups. There’s nothing but boy dogs around here, which probably hinders pawductivity… After these items are in place, I believe the rest will work itself out.
What is the best part of your job?
That one’s easy, licking faces! Sometimes people bend down to say hi, which puts their tasty little noses directly in range; welcome to my world human! I also LOVE banana time. Every day at 10AM, my favorite human walks around the office with a banana saying hi to the others along the way. If I follow him absolutely everywhere and give him ‘the eyes’, I’m always fairly compensated. Pawtassium is important, you know?
What’s the most challenging part?
Sometimes I’m not allowed in the boardroom for some reason, which is a little ‘ruff’ because I always here about the great ‘meatings’ they are having… mmmmm meeeeatings. Even though this makes me a bit hot under the collar, I try not to let the exclusion get me down and I’m still super productive when working independently. In fact, while they we’re in there this afternoon I got TWO naps in! Two!
Also, timesheets. I’m not sure why the humans need to know how long I was napping or playing with my football each day. I don’t want to end up in the dog house though, so I just do them as requested.
What does it take to be an office dog?
It’s not for everyone. You definitely need a certain set of attributes to make it all work:
- First, and probably most important, you need to be a ‘people dog’. I love people and I’m always willing to help them out when they’re feeling down. This is a key component of a good office dog and something that I excel at.
- Second, you need to be house trained. I had a couple of accidents when I was a puppy here and I still have to hear about it all the time…
- Cuteness is also a must. I have spent my entire life developing my beauty and matching that up with an adorable personality. It’s exhausting being this cute, so I’ll often just lie on my back and rest while the belly rubs come in.
- Last, but not least, you need to be really good at hiding your favourite toys. Otherwise the other office dogs will steal them when you’re not looking!
Any advice for up and coming office pups?
It’s a dog eat dog world out there, so don’t accept the first off-fur that comes your way. A good fit with your team and atmosphere is just as important as the pawsition that you take in the company. Also, if you have a bone to pick with someone, it’s always best to just paws for a moment, and approach them with your tail wagging so that you can have a conversation about what’s bugging you.
Where my Dogs at? Leave a comment below and tell me about your office dog experiences!