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Helping us telework during the COVID-19 pandemic.

USU Pets

Helping us telework during the COVID-19 pandemic


 

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Teleworking? Share photos of your favorite animal "co-workers." Submit a pic below and we'll add it to the gallery! Note: pics that include humans will not be posted.

Poll!

Best Pet Coworker
Dog: 18 votes (46.15%)
Cat: 18 votes (46.15%)
Fish: 1 votes (2.56%)
Reptile: 1 votes (2.56%)
Bird: 0 votes (0%)
Ferret: 0 votes (0%)
Hamster: 1 votes (2.56%)
Total Votes: 39

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Zelda, Bernese mountain dog

Zelda, Bernese mountain dog

  • Age: 1 year old
  • Characteristics: She demands nothing but the best belly scratches and the finest treats.
  • Co-worker: Erwin Arias, EHS, AFRRI Safety Officer

Pyxl, plott hound, and Ryker, catahoula

Pyxl, plott hound, and Ryker, catahoula

  • Age: Each 2 years old, rescues
  • Characteristics: Sticklers for routine and taste-testing all your food
  • Co-worker: Jessica Hoffman, Research Biochemist, AFRRI SRD

Xena and Rosemarie, fish

Xena and Rosemarie, fish

  • Age: 4 months old
  • Characteristics: They bug each other all day--just like my kids! They also star in all my virtual meetings.
  • Co-worker: Emelie Rubin, USU Institutional Archivist

Cecilia, Siamese cat

Cecilia, Siamese cat

  • Age: 9 years old
  • Characteristics: She sleeps nearby and will keep an eye on me while I work.
  • Co-worker: Josh Spencer, Administrative Coordinator in the Family Medicine Dept.

Miko, oriental/shorthair

Miko, oriental/shorthair cat

  • Characteristics: executive assistants need a break once in a while.
  • Co-worker: Tom Balfour, UMS/photographer

Chico, chihuahua/terrier mix

Chico, chihuahua/terrier mix

  • Age: 5 years old
  • Characteristics: Pictured here in anticipation of break-time. Chasing green flying witches is his passion.
  • Co-worker: Tom Balfour, UMS/Photographer

Seamus and Devin, dogs

Seamus, silkie terrier, and Devin, St. Bernard/border collie mix

  • Age: 9 years old and 6 years old
  • Characteristics: Head of Human Resources, refuses to work with squirrels or non-squeaky toys.
  • Co-worker: Margaret Swanberg, Neurology Clerkship Director

Cooper, cocker spaniel

Cooper, cocker spaniel

  • Age: 5 years old
  • Characteristics: I have a shadow and his name is Cooper. He will NOT leave my side!
  • Co-worker: Candy Wilson, GSN

Sahara Bella, German shepherd

Sahara Bell, German shepherd

  • Age: 2 years old
  • Characteristics: Loves to announce any visitors. Hangouts photo bomber extraordinaire.
  • Co-worker: Dina Kurzweil, Director Education and Technology Innovation (ETI) Support Office

Gracie, labrador retriever

Gracie, labrador retriever

  • Age: 4 years old
  • Characteristics: She is my baby boy's best friend and keeps me company.
  • Co-worker: Margaret Black, MS1

Paisley, puggle/akita mix

Paisley, pug, beagle, akita, American staffordshire terrier (1/4 each) mix

  • Age: 3 years old
  • Characteristics: Don't let the picture fool you, she's full of energy! A real creature of habit, too.
  • Co-worker: Pam Krahl, PMB Department, OEM Residency Program Director

Paisley, puggle/akita mix

Paisley, pug, beagle, akita, American staffordshire terrier (1/4 each) mix

  • Age: 3 years old
  • Characteristics: She demands her walks! Better than an alarm clock!
  • Co-worker: Pam Krahl, PMB Department, OEM Residency Program Director

Spirit and Shiloh

Spirit, rough cut Jack Russell-chihuahua mix, and Shiloh, golden retriever-dachshund mix

  • Age: Spirit (on left), age 8 and 3 legged, and Shiloh (on right), age 6
  • Characteristics: You're home, we're awake. Why aren't there more breaks in your schedule for fun & games?
  • Co-worker: Arnyce Pock, Associate Dean for Curriculum

Anya, calico cat (kitten)

Anya, calico cat (kitten)

  • Age: kitten, now 12 years old
  • Characteristics: Her hobbies include eating paper, sunning herself and chasing objects on the TV/computer screen.
  • Co-worker: Dawn Patti, Executive Assistant to the Dean, School of Medicine

Anya, calico cat

Anya, calico cat

  • Age: 12 years old
  • Characteristics: She likes to eat my "to do" list.
  • Co-worker: Dawn Patti, Executive Assistant to the Dean, School of Medicine

Lola, Irish doodle

Lola, Irish doodle

  • Age: 9 months old
  • Characteristics: Sleeps on the job. Studying how to catch a bird. Will work for peanut butter.
  • Co-worker: Maggie Hasler, SOM 2021

Finn, Australian shepherd

Finn, Australian shepherd

  • Age: 2 years old
  • Characteristics: Loves all the walks and attention he's receiving with his humans being home all the time!
  • Co-worker: Kristan Baird, student, SOM

Freyja, boxer mix

Freyja, boxer mix

  • Age: 5 years old
  • Characteristics: She's been "helping" my wife (USU student Cary Gibbons) and I with our research projects
  • Co-worker: Johanna Barron, medical student

Hunter, Havanese

Hunter, Havanese

  • Age: 7 months old
  • Characteristics: Officer in charge of the daily nap schedule and food monitor. Has recently discovered a love of carrots! He is great at keeping me on schedule, but sleeps during the video conferences. Jealous!
  • Co-worker: Denise Anderson, Office of Admissions

Syrup, teddy bear

Syrup, teddy bear

  • Age: almost 4 years old
  • Characteristics: Always sitting with me while I telework. She is protecting the entire family :)
  • Co-worker: E. Marina Sherman, GEO

Finn, labrador retriever

Finn, labrador retriever

  • Age: 8 years old, but still acts like a puppy
  • Characteristics: He's the best dog, and as you can see he has his PPE!
  • Co-worker: Lisa McTigue, Executive Assistant Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Academic & Faculty Affairs, SoM

Yuki, samoyed

Yuki, samoyed

  • Age: Happy Birthday! 1 year old this week!
  • Characteristics: She often participates in video conferences to present her lecture "How best to chase squirrels: Breakdown of techniques including slow stalk, scary bark, and friendly race"
  • Co-worker: Emily Diana, SOM 2021

CeeCee, goldendoodle

CeeCee, goldendoodle

  • Age: 10 months old
  • Characteristics: Thinks books and paper are dietary supplements
  • Co-worker: Dale Smith, Professor of Military Medicine & History

Hunter and Archie, samusky and pointer mix

Hunter and Archie, samusky and pointer mix

  • Characteristics: Daily running buddies and sleeping through online classes
  • Co-worker: Lori Kuyt, FNP student

Wellington, corgi

Wellington "Welly," corgi

  • Age: 4 years old
  • Characteristics: Currently staying with my family in VA, but supporting from afar!
  • Co-worker: Sarah Tuparan, GSN FNP 2022

Benson, maltese/shih tzu mix

Benson, maltese/shih tsu mix

  • Age: Almost 5 years old
  • Characteristics: In charge of security
  • Co-worker: Steve Brown, CSD/ISD, Director, AMI

Lord Byron, Maine coon mix

Lord Byron, Maine coon mix

  • Characteristics: Security guard who loves to flop
  • Co-worker: Dutchabong Shaw, CRU MED

Aphra and Smudge, American shorthair cats

Aphra and Smudge, American shorthair cats

  • Age: 14 and 15 years old
  • Characteristics: Monitor the flow of traffic in and out of my home office, but access is secured with a bribe of fish-flavored treats.
  • Co-worker: Alison Rollins, LRC Director

Goldie and Ellie Mae, golden retrievers

Goldie and Ellie Mae, golden retrievers

  • Characteristics: Facility Dog and GSN Honorary Assistant Professor
  • We miss all the USU Students, Faculty, and Staff!
  • Co-worker: Regina Owen, GSN

Mochi, golden and lab mix

Mochi, golden and lab mix

  • Characteristics: Tries her best to keep me awake during study...by sleeping next to me.
  • Co-worker: Shiwei Sun, USU 1st year medical student

Otis, lab/pointer mix

Otis, lab/pointer mix

  • Age: 7 years old
  • Characteristics: Annoyed his naps are now replaced with runs.
  • Co-worker: Gillian Costa, SOM

Motley, shepherd mix

Motley, shepherd mix

  • Age: 12 years old
  • Characteristics: Has learned to love tele-carrides...prioritized self-care as she sits in the car everyday dreaming of the road.
  • Co-worker: Regina Owen, GSN

Aphra, American shorthair

Aphra, American shorthair cat

  • Age: 14 years old
  • Characteristics: My new coworker demands pats on the back and occasionally pukes on the carpet.
  • Co-worker: Alison Rollins, LRC Director

Shetland, golden lab mix

Shetland, golden lab mix

  • Characteristics: While staff when at work, I'm a pet at home!
  • Co-worker: Kameha Bell, Student Well-being Program Coordinator

Charlie, bassador dog

Charlie, bassador

  • Age: 4 years old
  • Co-worker: Arthur Liu, LRC

Opal (front) and Willa, cats

Opal (front) and Willa, cats

  • 1 year old
  • Characteristics: These kitties are sisters.
  • Co-worker: Daniel Chang, LRC

Lemur, American shorthair cat

Lemur, American shorthair cat

  • Co-worker: Gretchen Jacobs, LRC

Phoebe, cat

Phoebe, cat

  • Co-worker: Patrick Breedlove, LRC

Henry and Josie, American shorthair cats

Henry and Josey, American shorthair cats

  • Age: 2 years old
  • Characteristics: They sleep all day!
  • Co-worker: Candace Norton, LRC

Oscar, pug dog

Oscar, pug

  • Age: 15 years old
  • Characteristics: Loves long naps and longer lunches
  • Co-worker: Emelie Rubin, USU Institutional Archivist

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