Say hello to Ned. He is the 3-year-old Australian Shepherd of Chris Smith, publisher of Southern and Mid-America Jewelry News. While Ned drops in at the office from time to time, he generally works from home. We’d love to have Ned come in every day, but we’ve already got a full time office dog here (Holly, our very first Furry Friend on the Job) and the two of them together would be more dog than our office can handle. Ned does his best work in proof reading and quality control. Looks like he’s happy with the way this issue came out.