A few members of the NK family of customers have had the chance to meet or hear about the fun-loving dogs of NK, whether it’s at a regatta or if they have stopped in our offices to say hello. These friendly canines will do anything for attention and are sure to make all of our visitors feel right at home with a warm welcome and a happy tail.
For the first time, we are going to officially introduce our friends and fans to the wagging tailed pals of NK in a little segment we like to call Doggie Diaries. Each week, we’ll feature a different four-legged employee and share a little information about their experience working at NK. Please feel free to chime in or share your stories about your own pup.
First up is the lovely Miss Dazey. Dazey has been coming to NK for over 10 years and most likely has the best attendance record in the entire company. When asked what type of breed she is, her owner, our Director of Sales and Marketing, Katie Godfrey, refers to her as a North Philly special. Dazey now lives the life of luxury, having the privilege of coming to work every day. Even on days her mom is traveling for a trade show, Dazey still manages to make in it in (with the help of Katie’s husband who also works at NK). But Dazey wasn’t always so lucky; she is actually a rescue dog from the Philadelphia SPCA who only had a few more days left before Katie scooped her up over a decade ago.
Lucky for Dazey, she now has the life! You can find her lounging under Katie’s desk throughout the day to catch some z’s or laying under a conference room table during Katie’s meetings. Her favorite things to do are to take naps and get petted. When Dazey is looking for some attention, she gives a little wet-nosed nudge to the person’s hand she is closest to so she can get a nice belly rub or pat on the head. Sometimes she can be pretty persistent.
Don’t be fooled by her age, although Dazey is 12 years old, she still has exceptional hearing. If anyone even mentions the word “T-R-E-A-T” around the office, Dazey comes running with the energy of an eight-week old puppy until she finds the treat holder. She will do just about anything for a treat including giving high “tens” or her showing off her award worthy performance as “circus dog” walking in circles on her hind legs.
One thing Dazey is known for is her Halloween costumes, every Halloween we can be sure Katie will have Dazey decked out in a goofy outfit for the holiday. Some of NK’s favorites have been Wonderdog, the Cheerleader, and how can we forget the memorable Princess Laya?
Dazey definitely brings a smile to the face of all who interact with her throughout the day, in fact many of NK’s employees who aren’t dog owners themselves, keep a stash of treats at their desk for Dazey and her fellow doggy friends. Hopefully if you’re ever in the area, you can stop in and meet Dazey and the rest of the NK Crew!