Featured Pet - March 2004
This month, we feature an adorable Yorkshire Terrier named “Gizmo.” Gizmo belongs to Sherry Bundy, a staff member in our Purchasing Department. Sherry has worked at Replacements, Ltd. for nearly ten years. Sherry appreciates the Replacements, Ltd. pet friendly policy and the camaraderie that it creates within our company, for both pets and owners!
Gizmo was born on Christmas Eve six years ago and was part of a litter of four. He was purchased from a local breeder in the city of Archdale, North Carolina (a small community located next to High Point,
Home Furnishings Capital of the World™). Since his birth, Gizmo has regularly come to work with Sherry. They have shared several offices throughout our building, including one that was surrounded by glass windows. While in this office, Gizmo would often sleep on Sherry’s desk. This office with glass windows also happened to be on the Replacements, Ltd. showroom tour route. As visitors passed the windows, they would often stop to admire the sleeping Gizmo or ask Sherry his name. Sherry eventually put up a sign that said “This is Gizmo.” Gizmo then became an official stop on the Replacements, Ltd. showroom tour!
A few years ago, Gizmo and Sherry were featured as part of a story done on Replacements, Ltd., and our pet friendly policy. The story aired on a local television morning show. Before the interview, Sherry cut Gizmo’s hair. When the story aired several people called and wanted to know, “Who is Gizmo’s groomer?” When she responded that she cut Gizmo’s hair herself, several people wanted Sherry to leave her job here at Replacements, Ltd. and begin grooming their dogs. Sherry admitted that she could not leave Replacements, Ltd., and one of the reasons was in fact our unique pet policy. “Our pet friendly policy is GREAT! Our customers are always asking me whether or not it’s true that we are allowed to bring our pets to work. They are always surprised when I say yes and want to know how we keep our dogs from fighting with each other. They are even more surprised to hear that we never seem to have problems of this sort.” We actually don’t have problems of this sort, and Sherry and Gizmo are a great example of why our pet friendly policy is, well, so great!
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