It’s our favorite time of the year again – National Pet Day! It’s no secret that North Highlanders love their pets – we even have a dedicated Teams channel to share the latest and greatest pictures of our favorite companions. To celebrate our beloved furry friends, we connected with some of North Highlanders’ four-legged friends to chat about their busy schedules and favorite activities. Meet the team:
- Luna Proctor, a tuxedo tortie belonging to Jaclyn Proctor, PR & Communications Specialist
- Bailey Bekker, a Boston terrier belonging to Izelle Bekker, Talent Acquisition Lead
- Max Nadolski, an Australian shepherd belonging to Sam Nadolski, Digital Marketing Manager
- Mac Scruggs, a black lab/corgi mix belonging to Kaleigh Scruggs, Senior Associate
- Eugene Tourne, a golden retriever belonging to Rachel Tourne, Talent Acquisition Lead
If you worked at North Highland, what would be your title?
Luna: CEO, obviously
Bailey: CTO – Chief Toy Officer
Max: Chief Barking Officer. It’s a tough job, but someone must do it.
Mac: Consultant - Napping Capability
Eugene: Managing Director of Tug-o-War
With your human working from home, where can we find you?
Luna: I sleep on a fluffy white cushion overlooking the backyard terrace while she works next to me, keeping an eye out for any birds or bees that fly by. I need plenty of beauty sleep to look this good!
Bailey: Working in the garden. My job is very important. I make sure that all the toys are tested but most of them don’t pass as they break within two minutes!
Max: If she is on a video call, I love to run into her office and jump right on her lap. Clearly the only reason someone made it a video meeting was to see me.
Mac: Right by her side or under her feet or trying to sit on her lap even though I'm not exactly a lap dog.
Eugene: Sit in her lap or bring her toys – occasionally bark at dogs, squirrels, and other people.
What is your favorite thing to do while your human is on conference calls?
Luna: I need to make my presence known to show who the real brains behind the operation is. So, I speak (meow) into the phone, walk across the keyboard to edit her work, and make an appearance on all video calls.
Bailey: Mostly sleeping on the job.
Max: Curled up by her feet with my favorite squeaky toy. A true passion of mine is to squeak it all day long.
Mac: Bark! I want to be heard as well!
Eugene: Sleeping on the couch on my back, with all 4 paws in the air.
What is your favorite thing about your human?
Luna: She brings home a paycheck. Oh…and she plays fetch with me (Yes, cats can fetch. We just don’t beg for attention like those inferior “pets” they call dogs.).
Bailey: She gives me food and cuddles and takes me on holidays.
Max: No matter how many times I bring her a tennis ball, she will always throw it for me.
Mac: She gives me a lot of treats, especially before she has meetings. She also lets me go lay outside on the porch as many times as I want during the day!
Eugene: She loves to play with me and give me all the attention I require (which is a lot).