Back in my improv comedy days, we had a mantra:
There are no mistakes. Use everything you are given.
The members of the Pinellas County sheriff’s department in Largo, Florida subscribe to the same motto.
Their office recently garnered big media attention for a misprint in a logo in their department carpeting — “In God We Trust” had become “In DOG We Trust.”
And it took two months for anyone to notice.
With a ‘no mistakes’ attitude, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri just announced that the rug will be sold at auction with the proceeds benefiting a local animal rescue organization.
Appears the rug was right all along.
Posted in Business, Dogs, Humor, Life, News
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Your life is a reflection of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection of your life. — Dr. Rafael Pelayo
My dog makes my life great (and we both sleep like babies).
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Humor, Sports
Tagged animals, dog, family, life, quote, reflection, sleep, Sports
In my ‘other life,’ I write marketing copy.
Web, collateral, packaging — you name it.
As I was feeding my dog this morning, I received a reminder that any customer-facing text can surprise and delight…
Even something as simple as the freshness dating.
Posted in Advertising, Animals, Business, Dogs, Food, Humor, Writing
Tagged advertising, animals, Business, customers, dog food, dog treat, Dogs, expiration date, food, freshness dating, Humor, marketing, marketing copy, packaging, writing
When you travel for business, you pack a lot. You get it down to a science.
I can pack for most trips 10 minutes before I leave.
Personal trips are a completely different story.
I don’t know exactly what I am going to be doing every hour of the trip. There is no ‘uniform’ that I can put on for each activity. Plus, my vacations are usually a bit longer…and I have to pack for the dog, too.
And he likes to have a lot of choices.
Posted in Business, Christmas, Dogs, Holiday, Humor, Travel
Tagged baggage, Business, choices, Christmas, clothing, Dogs, holidays, Humor, luggage, packing, Travel, trips, uniforms
For 20 years, photographer Peter Thorpe has put his dog in costume for his annual holiday card — first Paddy and then Raggle have been dressed up and propped to celebrate the season.
No Photoshop allowed.
Seeing this display, I’m even more resolute to never dress up my dog for Halloween or Christmas.
And definitely not Thanksgiving.
Posted in Animals, Christmas, Dogs, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged animals, Christmas, Christmas card, commentary, costume, Dogs, Halloween, Holiday, holiday card, Humor, life, Peter Thorpe, photographer, photography, Photoshop, props, puppy, Thanksgiving, turdogken, turducken
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged animals, Dogs, entertainment, Humor, life, Monday, photography, smirk
Happy Birthday to my amazing cockapoo dog Rory!
At 16 years young, you’re still the leader of the pack.
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Humor, Love, Walking
Tagged animals, birthday, Centrla Park, cockapoo, Dogs, family, leader of the pack, love, New York City, Sweet Sixteen, walking