12142019Sat
Last updateWed, 11 Dec 2019 2pm

Furry Friends

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Charlie from Levison’s Jewelers

Greetings from Charlie Brown! Charlie is a two year old Australian Shepherd that loves going to work every day at Levison’s Jewelers in Miami, Florida.  He gets excited every time someone comes to visit and loves to greet all customers at the door, making them feel instantly welcome and at home.  He especially loves when they throw his soccer ball and play catch!  While Charlie loves to play, when it comes to being a gemologist, he’s all business.


Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Honeybear and Sugarplum from Barry Peterson Jewelers

Say hello to Honeybear and Sugarplum! The adorable Brussels Griffons work every day at Barry Peterson Jewelers in Ketchum, Idaho. Honeybear really loves it there and starts barking 2 blocks away in anticipation of getting to the store - fortunately Barry & Candice Peterson live only 5 blocks away. The girls’ favorite task is greeting the customers. Their additional jobs include guarding the vault and alerting the staff to other dogs passing by outside. They bring joy and happiness to the store and have a special affection for the treat-bearing FedEx and UPS drivers.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Blue from Costello Jewelry Company

This precious little guy is named Blue. Blue is a Blue Pekingese that works with his mommy Deborah Lundeen, the manager of Costello Jewelry Company in Naperville, Illinois. Blue is the store security guard that rolls over for a tummy rub upon entry of every client. Deborah has to warn every customer to rub Blue’s tummy at your own risk! “Because Blue is a ‘low rider,’ he is frequently afflicted with ‘tinkle tummy,’” says Deborah. “I love this baby so, so much and I find that our customers are asking for him by name.”

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Olivia of Tracy Arrington Studios

Say hello to Olivia! Olivia is a beautiful Ragdoll cat that joins Tracy Arrington at work every day. Tracy, owner of Tracy Arrington Studios in Apopka, Florida, named her first collection after Olivia. 8-year-old Olivia is very talkative and loves to keep Tracy company while she’s working in the studio. Olivia is also likely to jump in and join Tracy for photo shoots.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Ellie Mae from T. Simon Jewelers

This is Ellie Mae. This picture was taken when Ellie was 2 months old and still learning how to behave while working at T. Simon Jewelers in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She’s 4 months old now. Ellie gets lots of visitors and has made many furry friends as well. Her favorite toy is a diamond ring chew toy with a treat in the middle. Anything that sparkles catches her eye right away. When left unattended she finds jewelry boxes to chew on. Ellie’s birthstone is pearl so the plan is to get her a pearl collar once she’s fully grown.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Soma who works at Custom Fast Fix Jewelry Repair

Greetings from Soma! Soma is a 7-year-old mixed breed that works at Custom Fast Fix Jewelry Repair in Mobile, Alabama with her human, Ken Lujan, part owner/manager of the store. She was recently named jewelry sales dog of the month. Soma is not only the greeter, she also prevents customers from going behind the jewelry cases - she’s a multi-tasker. Soma loves the customers and lets them hold and pet her. However, she’s not a big fan of the mailman. If he ever sticks his hand over the counter she will jump up as high as she can to try to bite him. Ken suspects that’s because he’s regularly late with the mail and always seems to bring bills.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Jojo from Harold’s Jewelry Store

This is Jojo the Yorkie! Jojo was rescued by her humans Kathy and Dan Tuschhoff when she was 4 1/2-years-old. She works every day as the greeter at Harold’s Jewelry Store in Jackson, Missouri. When not enthusiastically greeting customers, Jojo can be found bringing attention to Harold’s window display while enjoying the sun, walking on the glass counters pointing out pretty pieces to customers, or just saying hi and keeping them company while they wait on a watch battery to be changed. While customers may come in for a repair or to purchase jewelry, they stay for Jojo, and some even stop by again just to say hello.

Columnists