I've been a little absent lately, but that's only because we're meeting a few deadlines. I will be back in full force soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a brief blog entry about Louie, that little Min Pin you see both in the digital subscription ads and in last year's QA GIFTS issue with his patchwork doggie jacket.
Yesterday, someone called our office wanting the dog on page 86.
"Huh? You mean you want a digital subscription?" asked a QA representative.
"No," the customer said. "I want the actual dog on page 86. How do I get him?"
"Um...the dog isn't for sale, that's John and Patricia's dog."
"Oh, well if it's Pokey's dog, then I'll never get him!"
Of course all of us in the office had a good laugh over this. And as much of a pain-in-the-you-know-what he can be, this little ankle biter/incessant yapper is mine. :-)
How do we get his head to tilt at such a drastic angle in the ads and in articles? It's pure bribery, and if you watch the clip below, you'll see what I mean. This video snippet was shot one late Sunday afternoon when I noticed the sun coming out (a bit of a shock to the system seeing we've had so much rain this summer). I couldn't help but put the computer away, take fabrics and paints outside, and grab my Flip video to capture how chilled we all were. A perfect day and there's nothing else I'd rather be doing: