Meet Yuri, the mascot of Kits Media. He spends his day in the middle of it all. A robust but dainty little fellow, he’s not one to take “No” lightly. He’s a bit of a thief and we have to ask clients to stow their belongings securely on the table in case they find a pen or lipstick missing after the meeting.
Yuri came into our lives five years ago. For several years, my daughter pined for a full-size Doberman. Having owned several Labradors, I was not about to go down that Pacific Spirit path again. I finally gave in one Christmas and allowed her to have a small version of the Doberman, a miniature pinscher or “min-pin”.
It was immediately clear why this breed is not intended for beginners. None of my Labrador skills paid off in the least. An interview with Bark Busters resulted in a shrug and the revelation that he is, apparently, an “old soul”.
Yuri’s quite a nice little dog when he isn’t too bored. Last winter I built him a small doghouse (pictured above) so he could spend the day under my desk while I work. At 5 pounds, he fits neatly into my bicycle basket when I take a break. He’s charmed quite a few people into placing him on their laps while we meet.
For everyone who loves min-pins and for everyone who would like their own workplace companion, we offer a free downloadable Yuri the Desktop Min-Pin to print, assemble and decorate your own desk. It’s had all its shots and I promise this one won’t bark.
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