Did I mention that our office pack is a riot? While they get plenty of treats around here, they are also not immune to my taunts. It was way too funny when I teased them with this Grass-fed Ribeye. They certainly ended up getting some scraps after I sliced it up and sampled for our staff, but they had to wait a bit after this photo.
The humans work hard around here, but I don’t know if anyone ever gets as serious as these dogs when they want raw meat. So cute and funny. Look at those faces. Raw meat is serious business.
This dog has no inhibitions! Always a source of laughter for us around the office, he keeps outdoing himself. Wow, I can’t wait until he gets up from his nap so I can show him what he’s done … AGAIN … This time on the Scanner!
I know that dogs like to sniff your cute butt, Nyoki, but come on … this is TOO MUCH!
Well, we didn’t want to let the holidays pass without having some fun with the pack. Our dogs are great. So obedient and loving. Nyoki especially will do ANYTHING for a treat, but the other dogs were also very eager to work for some treats. Here’s the behind the scenes:
We photographed some raw oysters today and they sat out in the photo studio a little too long to be subsequently consumed by humans. So, rather than let it go to waste, I tried to feed it to Nyoki. No interest.
Seriously, Nyoki? Do you remember that time when you were a puppy at the park? You were offleash
and we entered an area that was covered in Candian goose turds, you became voraciously crazed, and before I could even get you back on leash, you had a thick green mustache. And, the only thing you will do to a pacific oyster, is sniff it? You cute little un-epicure, you. Or, maybe you are an epicure and insist that your oysters fresh and cold?
On Friday, we sampled some of our new line of grass-fed beef from New Zealand. It is pretty amazing stuff and we have received wonderful feedback. We opened up a striploin, ribeye & rump cap. I cut some thin steaks and seared them in peanut oil with a little salt & pepper.
Everyone got to taste and the flavor was amazing. Juicy, tender and rich: but not heavy or oily like grain-fed beef. It is some good stuff that you will be hearing a lot more about in the future … we love it and we think that it will be very popular, so we will be marketing it heavily.
After we were done sampling, I chopped up some of the more gristly parts and our epicurean canines got a chance to sample as well. Normally, our office pack is happy to eat everything that we give them … but their behavior certainly constituted an enthusiastic endorsement. In the above picture, I am not even commanding them to do tricks, yet Nyoki is rolling over, Denali is turning around and Buddy is doing what he does best: looking cute.
It is so amazing to have dogs in the office. They are such a trip. We all got some hearty laughter in before going home for the weekend … and to have a moment like that in a work environment is priceless.
We are announcing a new recipe challenge later today. We held the photoshoot this morning and Ryan is currently designing the poster for the challenge post.
Everybody in the office was laughing hysterically, except for Nyoki. It’s not that he is upset about being in a santa/elf costume … he loves the costumes because he is always rewarded with lots of treats … he is just stone-cold serious because I have a bowl of turkey meat in my hand (that’s how I bribe him to dress up for us and stay still). Nyoki will do anything for Turkey.
In any event, it was a very fun morning and everyone here is in a super good mood … a hearty laugh will do that to you! Our office pack is great for lightening up the office!
PS. The shoot was for this post.
When I work late, Nyoki comes over, paws my legs and gives me a look that says “alright, it’s a late night, let me up.” You can’t beat that for a paperweight. Crazy cute.
Denali turned 2 so Katy baked a doggie carrot cake for the pack and they feasted while we tasted some new truffle products and sipped champagne on Friday to wrap up the work week. It was a freakin hysterical way to end a very busy week. Happy Birthday Denali!
Apparently, Katy is a good dog baker because the dogs completely lost it, attempting to gorge themselves … Denali was nice enough to share with Nyoki, who couldn’t believe what was happening … surely he had died and gone to heaven.
Food coma or cakey bliss? We’re not sure, but Denali is a fan of doggie cake 😉 Fortunately for her, we didn’t let the pups finish the cake at the office … so she still had a second round to look forward to at home.
And, I am happy to report that Nyoki, at least, did not diarrhea all over the rug last night. Hopefully Denali and Buddy digestted the cake well too.
A big kudos to katy for sewing Denali’s birthday hat, baking the cake and giving us a robust laugh to wrap up the week.
Post Written by Justin Marx
I love my job, but work can be stressful sometimes. Thankfully, if any of us ever gets stressed around here we just squeeze a puppy. Buddy & Nyoki, the two smaller members of our office pack, are always eager to oblige!