As part of our commitment to creating a work environment that honors every facet of life, Sounds True employees are invited to bring their four-legged friends to the office. We are grateful for the cheerful and loving energy that comes from sharing our space with our canine companions—as many as 15 on any given day! Here are some of the dogs that regularly join us in our work and play:
Companion: Tami S., Publisher
Description: Jasmine (aka “The Noodle,” “Jazoodle,” or “JPC”—Jasmine Puppy Cakes) is one good-looking dog. She is an oversized blonde cocker spaniel with floppy ears and silky hair and a short tail that wags tirelessly. She wears a pink bejeweled collar with a large pink crystal necklace. Little girls love Jasmine and often think she is a stuffed animal that walked off the shelf. Jasmine is unusually intelligent (one spiritual teacher recording at ST remarked that Jasmine possessed the evolutionary development of a monkey in terms of her ability to pay attention and absorb new ideas). Jasmine’s“personal growth challenge” is recognizing that food does not equal love. She has been coming to work with Tami since 2001 and counts among her best friends several beloved Sounds True employees.
Companion: Kristen C., Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Description: Fife enjoys long walks on the beach, bubble baths, candlelit dinners, and snacking between meals. Just ask her one true love, Sounds True’s very own national account manager, for whom she would leave her guardian of 9 years in a heartbeat. Love REALLY knows no boundaries.
Companion: Grayson T., Copywriter
Description: Luna (aka Luna Lovegood, Lunatic, or the Duck-Billed Lunadon) is an Australian shepherd crossed with a chainsaw, and perhaps a dash of kangaroo. The beautiful and speedy Luna came to her home from the Colorado Aussie Rescue. She enjoys crunchable treats, agility training, and breaking trail while her people snowshoe, and is currently trying for the world record in stuffed toy de-stuffing. Luna is a naturally sweet soul who is steadfast in her belief that all beings can achieve oneness through playing with tennis balls.
Companion: Tori C., Web Product Manager
Description: It takes a special kind of dog to stand up to the fearsome battle aura of Cracky the dachshund, but Greta (aka Eeper or Monkeyface) is no ordinary canine. A black Brussels griffon mix, Greta is all lover and no fighter, so friendly that even her fearsome adoptive sister cannot help but adore her. If Greta seems shy when she first meets you, rest assured that she will quickly overcome this reflex to transform into a queen of snuggling—a process that can be accelerated if you have a Cheeto handy. In spite of her small stature, Greta can bound into her mother’s arms at the command of “uppy.”
Companion: Wendy A., Purchasing Manager
Description: Savanna (aka Savanna Montana, Banana, Vanna) is 7 years old and has grown up at Sounds True. She has a great office trick where she will deliver documents from Wendy to her co-workers in the office. Now if she could just learn how to drop the papers into the recycle bin we'd be making major progress. She has a loud bark but no bite!
Companion: Jaime S., Editorial
Description: Olive (aka “Olive-loo” or “Sweetledee”) is one of the newest (and most outspoken) members of the editorial team. She hails from the Pueblo Collie/Sheltie Rescue and has settled into the halls and hearts of Sounds True in record time. Olive has an amazing ability to open doors, jump baby gates (or miraculously remove them altogether), and generally make her presence known. Outside the office, she enjoys long hikes and runs with Jaime and thrives on heavy doses of daily doting.
Companion: Todd L., Graphic Artist
Description: Yoshi (sometimes known as Corky Boatshoes) is a pug, a whole pug, and nothing but a pug. He is thrilled by the arrival of other dogs or people into any situation, and tends to get a bit psyched at such times. He is a true snuggle champion, and is especially patient and loving with young children. In addition to his many fine qualities as a companion, Yoshi can perform a handstand while urinating, which he hopes one day will earn him an appearance on late-night television.
Companion: Diana N., Web QA
Description: Nate (aka Nate-oppotamus, the Destructinator, Natey-Potatey) is a young Labrador retriever with a zest for life. Though he is smart and frequently obedient, his thrill for the chase kicks in every time he sees a bird or a rabbit, overriding all other priorities. Unfortunately, his exuberance has gotten him into a few spots of trouble—he had a bad encounter with a car while he was chasing a rabbit, and he had to have a sock surgically extracted after he’d gulped it down in one bite. Still, at Sounds True he receives love and support from everyone around him, and has happily received energy healing techniques some of his human co-workers to help him bounce back from his injuries.
Companion: Hayden P., Studio Engineer
Description: Piper (aka “Bubs”) is a 100-pound lapdog with no sense of her own size. Being only part Lab (and part American bulldog), she will run to fetch a stick but not bring it back. The spot atop her head is her “off” button, but it has been broken for years. Water is her favorite pastime, and she will dunk her head to throw water into the air like an elephant. She feels the need to lean and step on her loved ones, most literally, and will knock you over with her weight. The most common thing we hear regarding Piper is, “What is she?” We still don’t know.