July 17, 2013

The Dogs of Barkworthies! - Part 2

A continuation of last week’s post about Bring Your Dog to Work Day, we’re back to feature some more of our staff’s great dogs. Let’s take a look at some more stories from our staff for the second installment of The Dogs of Barkworthies!

The Dogs of Barkworthies - Bring Your Dog to Work DayHere’s what Silas, our Quality Control Manager, had to say about his dog:

Lakota is a Siberian Husky. At just 1.5 years old, she’s still quite the puppy. I got her when she was very young from a breeder in the area. When I got to the breeder it didn’t take me too long to figure out she was the one for me — the fact she was laying completely flat with her legs sticking out didn’t hurt! She still does it today, we call it the “turtle pose.” Lakota is a really smart dog. She’s also really active. We try and feed her only all-natural treats and chews because we want her to have the best. Plus, we think all-natural treats help her stay healthy. Her favorite treat is without a doubt the Barkworthies Himalayan Bully Stick Chew.

Lani, our Sales Representative had this to say about her dog:

Barkworthies Celebrates Bring Your Dog to Work DayYogi Bearra is 9 years old now. I got him through a friend years back and he has been a great dog. He’s a big bushy Bouvier des Flandres. Yogi’s breed is often used for herding and as a police dog because they’re usually pretty assertive. He’s a gentle boy, though! He also has the eyebrows of Eugene Levy. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to adopt Yogi from a friend who could no longer keep him. Now that Yogi has gotten a bit older, he’s developed a sensitive stomach and it doesn’t take much to cause him discomfort. I prefer to give him the Barkworthies Monster Angus Tendons because they’re gentle on the stomach and real easy to digest. For dogs with stomach issues, the less ingredients the better.

Yogi isn’t the only older dog in the mix —Director of Key Accounts, JoAnn, has a senior dog, too!

Barkworthies All Natural Dog Treats and ChewsMy Maggie is 11.5 years young but still acts like a puppy. She’s an English Bulldog and is lazy to boot! I got her from a breeder when she was a puppy and I never looked back. Maggie has some funny habits. Sometimes she actually cries like a baby when she wants something. People are really thrown for a loop when they find out it’s her because they actually think it’s a baby crying. At nearly 12 years old, Maggie has a sensitive stomach and can’t eat anything she wants. I can’t give her any treats that are harder to digest or too tough to chew. She loves her bully sticks — sometimes I’ll even find Maggie chewing herself to sleep! I opt for Barkworthies Odor Free Thick 12” Bully Sticks. Not only do they have minimal odor, these thick treats last far longer. Personally, I also prefer to give my dog a treat with no surprise ingredients. I know what’s in the treat, that it’s good for her, and not overly processed.

Last but not least is our Graphic Designer, Amanda, and her two dogs:

The Dogs of Barkworthies Part 2Rogue is a Dalmatian/Shih Tzu. I know, not the most common mix of breeds! I rescued him from a kill shelter while in Athens, Georgia. His habits are almost as weird as his pedigree. Rogue loves to make his bed before he goes to sleep. First he puts the crown of his head to the covers, almost like a headstand, and then digs with his front paws all the while turning his body in a circle with his hind legs. It’s a sight to behold! I tend to spoil my pups and they’ve probably tried everything under the sun Barkworthies has to offer. Without a doubt, Rogue’s favorite treat is the Barkworthies Chicken Feet.

My other dog, Barley, is a Basset/Lab/Plot Hound mix. He’s two years old yet still teeths like a puppy. I give him Barkworthies Elk Antlers because they actually stick around long enough for him to enjoy. Any other treat I give him tends to get eaten up in less than an hour. Aside from chewing, Barley loves to sing! If you make an “ooooo” sound, he’ll start howling with you. It’s a lot of fun!

I chose all-natural treats for my dogs because I know it’s the healthiest option. It’s nice to know what I’m feeding my dogs.

Thanks to all the Barkworthies staff for sharing their great stories and pictures. Hopefully next year, we’ll have even more stories to tell!

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