Leland and Alli
One of the great things about Goodwinds is that it’s always “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” around here.
Alli is Roger & Jane’s dog, and she is a 35 pound Carolina Dog, or American Dingo. She’s very sweet and eager to please, and she especially loves elderly women (perhaps because my grandma was always so gentle with her and always had a pocket full of treats). Before becoming a retired working dog with an occasional stint at Goodwinds when she comes to visit, Alli went to work every day with our parents and greeted guests in their motel in Long Beach, WA.
Buster is my dog. Well, he’s our family dog, and he loves Leland and my parents, too, but he’s really my dog. Or maybe I’m his human? Buster is an 80 pound mutt, likely a Rottweiler-Chow Chow mix, along with some other breeds, as well. He is furry and happy, and he loves to play with his “sister,” Alli. He especially loves playing in the water and chasing the spray from a hose. He and my 13-month-old get along great, especially because Charles issues a nearly-endless supply of “treats” from his high chair during meals.
I frequently bring Buster to work with me – it beats staying at home alone or in his kennel, and we have been having some pretty cold weather lately. Yes, he sports a thick fur coat, but I still worry about him outside. He finds ways to amuse himself when he’s not greeting customers at Goodwinds: