Since Judy frequently gets asked about the source of the occassional background noise when she's on the phone with clients and colleagues, we figured we'd post some pictures of the noisemaker. It's Luna, a very friendly 6-year-old black Lab/St. Bernard (adopted from a no-kill shelter) who weighs in at 100 pounds. Her favorite activities include monitoring translations on the laptop (see picture), guarding the print dictionaries (see picture), and taking a nap next to the desk. She also enjoys scaring off potential intruders by barking at the top of her lungs. Even though her translation skills are quite poor, she has the title of Canine Office Assistant II, Vegas office. If she passes her evaluation this year (she didn't last year, failed the "being quiet when the client speaks" portion), we might promote her to Canine Office Assistant III, which comes with a second biscuit a day.
Do you have an office assistant/sidekick? Dagmar's in Vienna is Junia, a 10-year old former resident of Vegas (and dual citizen). More on her mischievious office antics to follow.