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Furry Friends

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Penny from Karen Bandy Design Jeweler

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Meet precious little Penny the Corgi. Penny works with her human Karen Bandy, owner of Karen Bandy Design Jeweler in Bend, Oregon. A greeter extraordinaire, Penny loves to meet the customers, but as soon as she has done that and barks once to get her treat, she curls up near them for a little nap. Karen says she’s a very sweet dog and is always ready to go to work - but is also always ready to go home at the end of a long day. She waits patiently by the door and always makes sure Karen sets the alarm.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Chewy from Wristwatch Doc

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Say hello to Chewy. Chewy works as the “Watch Dog” at Wristwatch Doc in Columbia, South Carolina. A 15 lb., 3-year-old Red Nose Pitt Bull and Chihuahua mix, Chewy loves people, kids and greeting customers, however he is very good at being a protector in case of trouble, says his human John Gawronski. When not protecting the store, Chewy enjoys chasing cats, squirrels and mice, getting his tummy rubbed and ladies - John says, “Chewy is a player!” John and Chewy are best friends. “They go everywhere together,” says John’s wife Cyndi.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Max Martha Lee’s Jewelry

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Cheers to Max the Miniature Poodle! Max works as head of security at Knoxville, Tennessee-based Martha Lee’s Jewelry. He joins his human Terry Merianos, owner of Martha Lee’s, at work every day and even starts barking at the door when Terry is running late. Max and Terry always start their day with a trip to Dunkin Donuts - an iced coffee for Terry and a Pup Cup for Max. Max let’s Terry know if he doesn’t like someone, and Terry always trusts his judgement. Max is only 28 lbs, but Terry reports he has seen him stop grown men at the door with his bark.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Panda from Little Rock Jewelers

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Say hello to Panda! Panda works with her human Dave Snelling, store owner and master goldsmith at Little Rock Jewelers in Plano, Illinois. Not only is Panda as cute as they come, she’s a lucky little kitty too. Dave found her on his farm under a pile of bricks and junk. Now living with Dave and his 11-year-old twins, Panda is in great care. She is a big hit around the store. Is she spoiled now? Can’t say for sure, but how many other felines get to strut around sporting their very own diamond tennis collar?

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Lacey from Maneke Jewelers

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Meet Lacey! Lacey, a rescue Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, works with Charles Maneke and Andrea Deloney at Maneke Jewelers in Alton, Illinois. The sweet, adorable spitfire is the “behind-the-scenes mascot” for the store. She spends most of her days happily napping during business hours. But after the store closes, she is rested and ready to love on the staff and play ball!

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Zeus from Wholesale Jewelry in Huntsville, Alabama

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Meet Zeus. Zeus, a 7-year-old Weimaraner and Lab mix, works at Wholesale Jewelry in Huntsville, Alabama. He goes to work every day with his human and store owner Greg Cornelius. Zeus is the first one in the store (unless Greg causes him to be late) and always happy and excited to be there. He greets everyone with a somewhat embarrassing backside sniff, gets a rub and a smile, then returns to “His Room”, an outside fenced in area where he becomes the fierce guard dog. Greg rescued Zeus from a shelter where he was struggling, got him fixed up by the vet and soon he was doing great.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Skippy of Roland’s Jewelry

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Introducing Skippy! Skippy is a 12-year-old Sheltie (aka Shetland Sheepdog). The peppy rescue pup has been the greeter a Roland’s Jewelry in Tell City, Indiana for more than nine years. When he’s not busy greeting the customers, Skippy can often be found bumming cookies from the UPS man. He walks to work at Roland’s Jewelry, taking time for a brief stop at City Hall Park to terrorize the local squirrels.