We decided this week our backroom staff deserves some public attention. After all, these loyal colleagues are joining our online zoom meetings and helping each day go by faster. As you will see, they each in their own way help us get our job done!
Elliot is an 8 month Boxer. He goes by the names of Elliot, Ellie, Smelly Ellie, Magooguhmuh, or Jelly Belly. On a typical day he likes to sleep late and cuddle. He loves to go for walks at a park called Mueller, where there’s lots of flowers,paths, a big turtle pond and a farmers market. While Dad plays the guitar or harmonica Elliot sings and howls along, (Click here to watch Elliot jam out to harmonica!) Sometimes Elliot's best friend Duke will come over and they will wrestle all night. Duke and Ellie are essentially just like Dumb and Dumber when they get together. By the end of the night when everyone is ready for bed, Elliot crawls into the middle of the bed, takes up all the room and puts his paws up, lips hanging out and eyes closed, ready for cuddles and whatever show we are binge watching. He has sweet puppy dreams and is ready for the next day.
Jodye is a rabbit, he is named after A$AP Rocky aka Lord Pretty Flocko Jodye. He’s an intellectual. He has the education level of a kindergartener, we know this because he came from a kindergarten class and now he has a loving home with us. He loves to eat carrots, apples, celery, special rabbit food, toilet paper rolls, hay, anything he can dig his big rabbit teeth into. His layer is set up next to the window that looks out onto what we call “the chicken tree”. Jodye likes to be chauffeured to his two story penthouse on the patio where everyone spends time outside. By the end of the night, he gets chauffeured back to his room, bobs his head up and down and gets put back to go to sleep in his den.
UK > Spain > CT, USA
Meet Dexter the Cockapoo! Dexter is a well traveled pup having been born in Southampton, England, lived in Spain and now residing in Connecticut making him possibly the most well traveled Cockapoo in the world! He was named after the infamous TV serial killer and he spends his days dreaming of chasing tennis balls or snuggling up with clients in therapy sessions as he is an Emotional Support Animal. His favorite food is chicken anything and pigs ears. Prince Dexter, as he likes to be referred to, is very active on social media with regular posts to Facebook (Click here to connect) and see some of his modeling work and a video of him landing at JFK
Fluorite the betta fish is named after her blue, purple and green scales that resemble rainbow fluorite gemstones. She also goes by Fluo (pronounced flow) for short. On a typical day you’ll find her napping in the corner of her tank under her plant or searching for food. In fact she’s a pretty low key and dismissive gal unless you bring her food pellets around... then you’ll get her attention. Fluo’s seen videos of Alley’s previous betta fish, Opal, traveling and hopes that once the Covid virus settles down, she can take her first airplane ride (yes, fish can fly too).
West Haven, CT
GB stands for Gorgeous Bird (as if I needed to tell you that!) I am a Blue Indian Ringneck Parrot. Elinor is my person. I have been with her since Nov 2019. Sometimes she calls me by my nickname, “Geebs.” Elinor is lucky to be at home more lately to behold my gorgeousness. We chat throughout the day. I am quite the conversationalist! I mainly ask her “What’s going on?” over and over. My favorite treats are walnuts in their shells and fortune cookies. I also really enjoy having the whole Red Rock flock together on zoom calls! Signing off, MMMWAH
I help with filing! Here I am chewing a business card
SPRINKLES & ODIN
These 2 blokes, Sprinkles (top) and Odin (bottom) are deeply committed to their 18+ hours a day sleeping schedule. Since COVID they have become our feline co-workers and often feature in the zoom background. Many of my zoom callers like to show how well read they are with real or virtual libraries and stacks of books, but I prefer these two on the couch in my zoom background.
We hope you enjoy seeing the critter friends on our Red Rock team. COVID has given all of us humans a greater appreciation of their role as "emotional support" during these trying times. We are much better able to do what we do with them by our side!