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Furry Friends

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Rock and Midnight of Frederic Duclos

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Say hello to Rock and Midnight. The two German Shepherd rescues work with Karen and Frederic Duclos at Huntington Beach, CA-based award winning designer of contemporary sterling silver jewelry Frederic Duclos. On any given day, clients on the phone may hear Rock howling at a passing siren. And Karen says the “no solicitation” sign takes on new meaning with the two mighty dogs on the premises. Frederic Duclos is a better team because of these “puppies” who put a smile on the employees’ faces every day.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Chevy from Fabrie Jewelers

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In memory of Chevy. Chevy was a beautiful Chihuahua/Schnauzer mix who worked as the store mascot at Fabrie Jewelers in Corcoran, California. She happily worked with store owner Evelyn Fabrie (along with her husband) bringing lots of fun to the job - she loved playing with the customers. There was no need for a door chime at Fabrie Jewelers, Chevy greeted all the customers with a hello bark. She also provided moral support and comfort for little ones getting their ears pierced. Chevy crossed the rainbow bridge recently and is truly missed by Evelyn, the Fabrie Jewelers staff and their customers.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Kit, the Security Officer at Simply Unique Jewelry Designs

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This is Kit. Kit, an English Bulldog, is the Security Officer at Simply Unique Jewelry Designs in Yorktown, Virginia. Tim Wright, Kit’s human and the co-owner of Simply Unique (along with Alex Maryaskin), customized a child’s shirt for Kit’s uniform. Kit tends to sleep on the job most of the time, but when he’s awake he loves everyone and everyone loves him. All things considered he is a true asset to the store.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Barbie of Tara & Co. Fine Diamonds



Say hello to Barbie. Barbie is the Furry Friend of Kris Simpson, sales associate (among other things) and wife of the 3rd generation at Tara & Co. Fine Diamonds in Searcy, Arkansas. Kris adopted the Corgi/Golden Retriever mix from the Humane Society - way to go Kris! Employed at Tara & Co. for several years, Barbie loves her job as the greeter, and as you can see has a special place in her heart (& stomach) for the UPS guy!

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Bean of Design One Jewelers

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Bean the Great Dane is an integral part of the business at Design One Jewelers in Clearwater, Florida. Bean is the latest (and I’m guessing biggest - nearly 200 lbs.) Furry Friend to join owners Roz and Paul Potenza in the store. The Potenzas have been taking their dogs to work for over 20 years of the nearly 40 years they’ve been in business. They even have a Wall of Fame that shows all of their shop dogs over the years. Bean keeps a watchful eye on the counter and is the star of the store’s commercials. He’s become a local celebrity and customers drop by just to see him.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Ginger from Chicago Gold Gallery

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Since birth, Ginger the Boxer has been working at Chicago Gold Gallery. Ginger hops in the car with her human Christine and they drive together to work every day. The duo look forward to buying and selling jewelry with Christine’s father and store owner Joe Guzzo. When Joe and Christine are busy appraising jewelry, Ginger is feasting on one of the many treats from her favorite customers. Ginger has never missed a day of work, and is the first to greet every customer that enters. As you can see, she enjoys wearing fine jewelry and peering out the window, looking to bring in new customers. She brings a smile to every customer’s face, and gives them a reason to get up and walk on over for a visit.

Furry Friends on the Job: Meet Daisy of Henley Jewelers

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Say hello to Daisy. Daisy goes to work every day with her humans, Dianne and Norris Henley, owners of Henley Jewelers in Eldon, Missouri. Daisy is a 6-year-old Australian Shepherd that enjoys running errands to the post office, bank, etc. Eldon is a small town and Daisy is a rock star - everybody knows Daisy! At the store, she eagerly awaits customers who regularly come bearing treats. She recognizes the beeping of the FedEx scanner when they bring packages and she runs to the counter to get her dog biscuit!