Featured Pet (and Pet Owner!)
Our featured pet, “Arnie,” is a ten-year-old rescue dog owned by Kari Hunt, a Digital Photographer in our Imaging Services Department at Replacements, Ltd., and her sister, Missy. Arnie came to live with Kari a little over a year ago, when her sister and niece, Ashleigh, moved in with her. Although Arnie has lived with Kari for a relatively short amount of time, she’s known him much longer.
“When my sister went to the Guilford County Animal Shelter ten years ago, I went with her,” Kari says. “We walked around the kennels several times, trying to decide which dog my sister would give a ‘forever home’ to. Most of the dogs were barking and jumping against the wire of their cages. But there was one little shy puppy, curled up alone in the far side of his kennel, never making a sound, only staring at us with his big, dark brown eyes. We walked around the kennels again, looking at the other dogs, but we always ended up back at the shy puppy’s cage. He stayed in the same position, looking scared. But the moment my sister jingled her car keys and said, ‘Come on, let's go,’ he jumped right up, wagging his tail. Needless to say, we looked no further.”
Ten years later, “Arnie is still a shy guy, but definitely a sweetheart,” Kari says. “Being the only male in the house, he puts up with a lot. He’s very tolerant of my two female cats (“Niki” and “Chelsea”), and of course, my three-year-old niece. Although Arnie is technically my sister's dog, he sleeps with me in my bed every night (with the cats, of course). I told my sister that whenever she and Ashleigh decide to move out, Arnie is staying right here with me!”
Kari says the Replacements, Ltd. pet-friendly policy has been a great benefit. “As our pets age,” Kari says, “it's so comforting to know we are able to bring them to work with us, so they don't have to be left home alone.”
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