Show Us Your Office Pets
Work can be stressful, and we can all use a little source of happiness during the day. Many times we have seen a meme about how a workplace should have an office puppy, for “emergencies”. And we agree. We have our own office dog, Chanel, and wondered who else has an “Emergency Office Pet” to brighten their day, and office.
So, “show us your pets” whether it’s a dog, cat, bird, snake, hamster, mouse, fish, horse, whatever you have, we want to see it.
Submit a picture along with a short bio to Walter@thehelpfulpeople.com and show us that special pet that brings a spark of joy to your office or home office. Submissions will be featured on this page, along with our other social media sites. We hope to see your pet soon.
Additional Office Pets
Michigan 1 Stop Insurance’s Office Cat
Jasper (April 3, 2023)
Jasper is 4 years old and loves to be wild. He is always running around, and loves to play with everything. Even though he is a lot to handle, we love him, and he always brings slimes to everyone who sees him.
Chief Gravity Enforcer
Murphy Ooms (April 10. 2023)
Chief Gravity Enforcer
Our Chief Gravity Enforcer spends most of her work day keeping various pieces of furniture from floating away. This tedious job requires many naps, which she’s thankfully able to catch up on while performing her duties. When she isn’t on the clock, Murphy enjoys playing ball, receiving hard earned scratches and getting the last bit of peanut butter out of the bottom of the jar.
Grand General Management Board
Foster Korfker (March 27, 2023)
VP of Napping
Foster, our Yellow Lab, is the old man of the house. At almost 12 years old, naps behind dad’s chair have become a favorite activity, but he still loves to get out and romp through nature!
Charlotte Korfker (March 20, 2023)
VP of Company Holidays
Charlotte is our baby Silver Lab – Born on the 4th of July. She’s very inquisitive. While hanging out in the office is okay, she’d much rather be out exploring or taking a nap! (Wouldn’t we all?)
J. Jacobs & Associates Commercial Lines Support
Ozzy & Wanda Skiba - (February 13, 2023)
Meet Ozzy & Wanda, a brother/sister duo that we rescued in June 2022. The brought such joy into our household. Ozzy very much enjoys food, lap napping, chasing lasers and watching bird videos. He is very vocal and will always make sure you know he is hungry. Wanda loves to play fetch with her stuffed mouse, lap napping, chasing lasers and also loves bird videos. Her favorite form of communicating is “squeaking”! They keep daily watch over the neighborhood, perched high in their tower.
Marketing Road Office
Smoky Salzwedel (March 13, 2023)
Marketing - Longing for the open Road
Smoky started as a service dog with Paws with a Cause but now keeps track of all the kids, dogs, and rabbits going by the house and LOVES Amazon deliveries. Dinner time and walk time are her great daily highlights and in between those she is a world champion snorer.
Marketing & Licensing Tag Team
Shaun & Gus Guis (March 6, 2023)
Marketing / Licensing / News Critics
Shaun & Gus job share marketing & licensing from home and can often be heard on phone calls sharing opinions on fire engines, delivery drivers, and squirrels. When not at work, they enjoy long naps, NBC Nightly News (but only if Lester Holt is anchoring), and mealtime.
Personal Lines – Wisdom Twins Powers ……….. Activate
Dexter Wisdom (February 27, 2023)
Dexter and Isley Wisdom, both kittygarten graduates, bring unique purrspectives to our office. Dexter, from his position as one of our clawity control personnel, is attentive to the needs of our team, and is always willing to put his paws to the keyboard given the chance. Dexter fancies himself a thespian and prefurs to work on his impression of a weighted blanket during his downtime.
Isley Wisdom (February 20, 2023)
Dexter and Isley Wisdom, both kittygarten graduates, bring a unique purrspective to our office. Isley, while still new to the job, excels in pawsitive thinking and creative problem solving. Isley considers himself an amateur meowsiciam and likes to put on independent recitals in the wee hours of the morning.
Personal Lines Team Lead’s Home Office Pet
Toby "Toblerone" Tomlin - (February 6, 2023)
Personal Lines Support
Toby is a native of Michigan and an active member of the “What kind of dog is that?” Club. (He is a Labradoodle) Named for the delicious Swiss chocolate bar due to his color. Toby is the honorary mascot of the PL team and also is the sweetest member. He can often be found sleeping in unusual positions or just barking at the wind or doing his favorite activity of chasing a tennis ball. He may not very good with insurance but he brings joy in his wake 24/7!
IT Teams “Home Office” pets
Princess Sour Patch Pyper - (January 30, 2023)
The newest member to the “IT” team is Miss Sour Patch, although she has MANY other names. She won us over with her sheer presence, zaniness, and gymnastic ability. While not participating in the neighborhood watch with her big brother, she love chasing springs, bending into impossible contortions, and just being cute and adorable. She aspires to becoming a Social Media star one day.
Sir Nibbles Pyper - (January 23, 2023)
Sir Nibbles was a walk on to the IT team literally, He showed up on my back patio as a stray kitten of about 5 weeks old, and never left. And while his title is honorary, he comes by his name quite naturally. An active biter when he first joined the team, he was constantly told “no nibbles” until the name Nibbles just stuck. While not participating in the neighborhood watch, he guards the front door from his watch tower perch. He has also developed a knack for telling time, as he has made it a habit to jump into my lap around 4pm daily to alert me to the fact that it is time to pay attention to him, not work.
Grand General’s Office Dog
Chanel - (January 16, 2023)
Chanel was born in Michigan and spends her days lounging in the accounting department or sunning herself in the marketing department. Her alter ego “Spike” spends her time patrolling the office, guarding against intruders, and doing random desk checks for Rice Krispies Treats, or any other contraband she can confiscate. Part guard dog, part accounting associate, part Mental Health boost to the office, she has become an integral member of the Grand General Team.