Featured Pet - May 2005
“McKenzie” is a very handsome, ten-year-old male Collie who belongs to our own Jason Cholewa. Jason is a member of our showroom sales staff, and he’s owned McKenzie since he was a three-month-old puppy. Jason started with Replacements in 2001 and McKenzie has been a constant companion. McKenzie puts in a full forty hours every week!
One of the many contributions Jason makes as a member of our showroom sales staff is to guide tour groups through our facilities. During the past four years, McKenzie has grown to love the days that Jason gives tours. He knows that he is going to get lots of petting (and the odd delicious treat!) from many of the great people who come to visit us. As Jason guides groups through our facilities, he has to walk backwards so that he can face our customers while talking to them. Jason said that he uses McKenzie to guide him through the building. Of course, Jason says the only downside here is when McKenzie spots someone who has a treat for him. He will often stop in his tracks and wait for the treat to be offered, and Jason doesn't always realize when McKenzie is stopping for this reason. No problem though, as once the treat is presented (and consumed) the tour resumes!
Many of our regular customers have grown quite fond of McKenzie. They stop by our showroom regularly asking for McKenzie by name, with one customer even bringing McKenzie a gift basket! You can understand why Jason says that he loves the Replacements, Ltd. pet friendly policy. In addition to working fulltime, Jason is also a fulltime student. “Having the option to bring McKenzie to work with me is great! If this was not possible, then I would never have a chance to see my dog.” So if you are in the area, consider stopping by to visit us, and take a free tour with McKenzie!
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