We’re pretty lucky here at Big Agnes, along with our sister companies- Honey Stinger, and BAP!, we get to take our dogs to the office with us.
In honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day, we decided to ask our canine companions a little bit about themselves. They’re all normally pretty shy, so we were lucky they squeezed us in for a little interview. With a little help from their owners, these pups gave us some pretty great bios.
Special Unit Name: Honey Jacks Rodent Tactics Squadron. Brigadier General: Frodo Baggins, 12 years service time, Trained in the Shire Middle Earth under command of Gandalf the Grey, Fellowship of the Ring.
Rear Admiral: Luna Lovegood, 5 years service time, Trained at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Dumbledore’s Army. Job Descriptions: Special Operations Command, Rodent Warfare, Snack Acquisition Force, Perimeter Patrol, Excavation Detail, Human Relations Specialists. Qualifications & Awards: Big Dog Compact Version, High Loyalty Decorations, Extreme Lick Awards, Low Waste Management Certified, Rodent Marksmanship Decorated.
Grommet – Age 5, Catahoula/Pointer (maybe), rescue. Hobbies: Tireless fetch, mountain bike ninja – especially with his night lights on, and being happy just being a Steamboat dog Position at Honey Stinger – lying next to dad’s desk
Dave (David when he’s serious or in trouble) – Age 9, Red Heeler/German Shepherd, rescue Hobbies, Tireless fetch, Indy car racing, managing his vast portfolio (he secretly has opposable thumbs), barking at ghosts/non-existent things walking by, being aloof Position at Honey Stinger – CDO (Chief Dog Officer), K9 Patriarch
Name: Tucker. AKA: Black dog, Prince Tuckington, Colonel McTuck. Breed: Black Dog. Age: 8ish. Hobbies: swimming, skiing, whitewater rafting, rolling in snow, grass, or sand, porch sitting, sniffing the breeze and looking majestic. Job title: product development dog, Tucker really likes to personally inspect each product as it comes into the office and gets set up or tested out. All tents get sniff tested, and there is always the test to see how easy it is to get in and out of the vestibule without using the zipper. All sleeping bags are tested for adequate snuggle factor.
Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Fiver. The name comes from a novel- it’s literary. I’m a six year old Welsh Corgi. I have many hobbies including; napping at work, sleeping bag softness checking, referee to all fun-having, fetch, fluffy butt swimming, hammock swinging, beer tasting, and chicken protecting. I consider all of the previously mentioned to be very serious business, however, it isn’t enough in this world to just be cute. My official job at Big Agnes is to be their celebrity, model, and actress. You may recognize me from such films as: Big Agnes Q-Core SLX, Yellow Jacket 4 mtnGLO, Wyoming Trail, and the ever popular Helinox Swivel Chair (just to name a few). While I haven’t received my Oscar quite yet, I do feel it’s an honor just to be nominated.
Oak (aka Trees). One eyed lab mutt mix. Official Honey Stinger Product Tester. Loves eating bumble bees (no joke), swimming, camping and rolling in the dirt. #dirtbag
“Charlie a.k.a. Buck Chuck” Job: Cardboard Quality Control / Junior Gear Tester. Breed: Mostly Labrador, but a little Shih Tzu and Papillon too. Age: 1 ½ years old. When Charlie isn’t chewing up cardboard at the Warehouse, he spends his free time hiking, swimming, and catching frisbees. Charlie is currently in a complicated relationship with a Brown Trout.
Introducing Dude … my buddy, my pal and my friend. When at work. Greg’s 3 ½ year old golden doodle enjoys sleeping on his back with his paws up in the air and watching Gamber’s dog Lola steal his food. Dude’s hobbies also include playing with other dogs, eating snow in the winter, grass in the summer and not retrieving tennis balls thrown by Greg. Job title is (Greg’s) Mental Health Care Provider.
Luxman- goes by Lux. Meaning: Loyal & Sincere in Hindi. Breed: Black & Tan Coonhound. Age: 6 mo. Hobbies: Singing, running, playing with friends, napping, sunbathing, exploring, & light housework (mostly dishes & sweeping). Description: Smart, loyal, very headstrong and likes to have his own way. If Lux has something to say, he has no problem speaking up and letting you know what he wants. He does not like being told what to do, especially if he doesn’t know you; he prefers to be asked nicely. Lux also has a great sense of humor and can be gentle, playful and laid back.
So my name is Rocko, I’m a Mountain Cur and I’m almost 4 years old, my main job is basically to be my best friend/humans (Spencer’s) wingman. He uses my assistance all the time for hiking, snowboarding, backpacking, climbing and my favorite, mountain biking. I found him in dire need for a best friend when I was just 6 weeks old. As far as fun goes, I love to join him at the Big Agnes warehouse every day to protect all of the employees and product from anyone or thing who might pose a threat. One picture doesn’t do me justice so I put a couple of me after a hard early morning job hiking to the top of the Gonde before Warehouse duty. Thanks for the job!
Peanut (Aka Petunia). Age: 5. Breed: Goldendoodle. Hobbies: Tennis balls, playing in the water, window hunting, and pretending to be a guard dog. Job: Office Clepto (if you’re missing your bone, it’s probably near my bed.
Although I started my career at Honey Stinger at just a young pup, I’ve fueled up on all the Organic Stinger Waffles I can find to grow into a great officemate for my person, Jenn. My job is to ensure her conference calls do not run long. I’m not sure what she’d do without me reminding her to get away from the desk and play outside! She just talks, talks talks if I don’t interrupt her! I’m already 10 months and now that the snow is melting, I get to help Jenn gain commuter points when we run to work together. I wish she was better at keeping up with me. Keep away would be so much more fun. I haven’t been promoted to big pup yet to go on company camp outs but I hope to race Griffin to the top of Mt Agnes someday.
Tupelo- Age: 8. Breed: Golden Retriever. Job title: Biscuit Enthusiast/Nap Connoisseur. Hobbies: Snow, Skinning the Mountain, Biscuits, Food, Napping, Treats, Squeaky things, Shedding.
Luci-Fur Grasser (commonly known as Luci) Chocolate lab and collie mix. Hobbies: Fetching, fetching and more fetching. Age: 6 years old. Job title: Fetching Coordinator and Treat Analysist.
Jameson Jake Jennings. 10 Years Old. Labrador PitBull mix. Job: Cardboard killer is my job title but my real profession is tree removal. I love to fish, hike, chase my ball, cliff jump, and swimming of course.
Magnus: Breed: Newfoundland. Age: 9. Hobbies: Drinking water, swimming, pulling carts, keeping a watchful eye on humans in the water, loving, cuddling, hangin’ with puppies. Job title: VP of Tails and Barketing. Low down: Magnus is a Steamboat native and a very social guy! Born in Old Town, he moved to Washington State to pursue a life of adventure on the water almost a decade ago. He spent his summers living in a Big Agnes tent and rafting on the rivers throughout Washington. In the winter, he’d spend his time hiking in the Chuckanut Mountains near Bellingham Bay, hunkered down practicing safe napping, or occasionally enjoy a righteous college party. While he loved his time in Washington, he has constantly felt the gravitational pull of the Yampa Valley Curse. He’s moved around quite a bit, but always returned to Steamboat in between his adventures. After a recent stint living in California, he’s returned to Steamboat to retire–and plans to stay for good this time! He’ll spend the rest of his days enjoying the adoration of his many fans, both locals and tourists alike (he is featured in many family vacation photos!), strolling along the Butcherknife Creek Trail, watching carefully over his new baby sister, and saying “Yo!” (read: barking) at the neighborhood dogs as they stroll past his yard.
Taj has been an office dog as long as we’ve known him, which has been the last six of his 13 years. He never barked but could rattle the office with his snores. Taj has worked his way up in the company with the positions of Door Stop, Snack Coordinator, Napping Executive, and Crotch Sniffing Department Lead. Having had a long, brilliant career of making everyone around him feel loved and special, Papa Taj recently retired and spends his days in his shady backyard with the neighbor cat, Bear, watching the grass grow and the birds fly overhead waiting for his beloved little sister Ivy to come home from preschool.
Age in Human Years, Breed: 7, Labrador Shepherd Mix
Hobbies: Adjusting to my new home and new humans, as I was recently adopted. There are so many new smells and things to get used to. I’m already loving Steamboat – hiking and running around and playing with all my new friends!
Job Description/Title: Master Napper, Belly Scratch Patrol – you will not pass through the office without giving me a rub!