Monday, May 14, 2012

furry friends

Today our art director Jessica gives us the low down on her tiny sidekick Fidel. This 12 pound lady killer can regularly be seen around the BC Footwear offices working hard between naps and snack breaks.

Name: Fidel

Breed: Chihuahua & Jack Russell terrier mix (at least that's what the dog DNA test told us)


Is there a story behind the name Fidel? 
I got Fidel right before taking a trip to Cuba. I was watching a documentary on Fidel Castro when my boyfriend at the time emailed me a photo of Fidel, saying he had found a puppy for me. It was love at first sight, and I thought it would be hilarious to name a tiny dog after one of history's most notorious dictators. And sure enough, the name suits him, because he's totally in charge.

Likes: Food, naps in the sun, getting rubs, going on hikes and other outdoor adventures.

Dislikes: Garbage trucks and other loud noises, being left alone.

Where are his favorite places to hang out? 
Beachwood Canyon dog park (it's huge and grassy with a view of the Hollywood sign), Malibu dog beach, wherever me or my boyfriend are.

What are his favorite treats? 
Scrambled eggs, carrots, edamame, watermelon, and the Nathan's Hot Dog treats that our sales rep Helen brings into the office for him.

Does Fidel have a best friend? 
His cousin Bernard, a Maltese. Bernard lives in Montana, so they only get to see each other once a year for our annual visit out there, but those two tiny guys spend days hunting squirrels, deer and birds together. (They've never caught anything, but that doesn't keep them from trying!)

What's the best thing about having your pup? 
It's impossible to be in a bad mood when he's around. A bad day is instantly made brighter as soon as I see his funny little face.

How would you describe Fidel's personal style? 
He's a gentleman prankster and has been called the George Clooney of dogs. He's polished and well-groomed, but not a pretty boy. He's got a rugged side to him.



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