Tuesday, as I rounded the corner of East Union and 34th on a bead to our caffeine pipeline, there was Michelle (Hi Spot Barista, manager, glassybaby friend, etc.) waving good morning and simultaneously sort of summoning me toward her. At our intersection she, dog whisperer, showed me the lost dog she had found...one of a us...a wonderful mutt. Poochie was Dalmatian spotted in the figure of a Lab hybrid. Her eyes seemed worried and slightly beckoning...translation: 'If you feed me a scone I might wag.' Michelle's dilemma?...where to hold poochie until Madrona was fully mobilized to find it's owner. This is where dog friendly glassybaby was able to step in. Indulge me as I bullet point our time line with Maggie the lost dog:
- Michelle helps me bring her back to glassybaby central. A plastic bag is fashioned as a leash.
- Jeanine our C.O.O. goes to buy treats and dog food. Maggie's first enthusiastic wag is recorded.
- Meanwhile...our Production Manager Ryan sends out a company wide email with a digital photograph of dog...hoping for some lead.
- Similarly, someone from the Hi Spot catches wind of lost doggy and posts her description and photo on the Madrona Mom's website.
- Signs are posted throughout the Madrona neighborhood with xerox photos attached.
- Various Madrona activists pop into glassybaby to survey the dog find...recognition to no avail.
- Noon rolls around and Jeanine dispenses me to her Madison Park Veterinary to find out if poochie is 'chipped.'
- Eureka...we find Maggie's information through her scanned microchip.
- By 3 o'clock the nanny was here to pick up Maggie and life is not the same. We miss Maggie.
Tuesday just had this St. Francis overtone. Poignantly, two other animal passages came our way. Independent of each other, I received phone orders from two of my favorite customers, Susan and Erin. Susan called to send a gift card to her dear friend who had just experienced the loss of her cat Mattie. Susan's hope?...that her friend would choose a color to memorialize her beloved feline companion. And Erin called expressly for a black glassybaby. Her great friends recently lost their Black Lab Maggie. Again the glassybaby was to provide the glow and peacefulness of loving memory found in the loss of a dear pet. So sweet. We love and cherish the animals here...part of the glassybaby credo.
Until Next Time, Nicola