Good morning!  I have Fridays off from my full-time job, and that means the entire day is dedicated to the online holistic store.  But I refused to be stuck inside unnecessarily, so on Fridays I move to my favorite "office":


The dog park!  πŸ™‚


My interns:



(Yes, my dogs are so pampered that I bring them a towel to lay on at the dog park…. lame.)


Unfortunately, all that work gave me a bit of a headache… but luckily, I keep a travel-sized tin of Tiger Balm in my bag and rubbed it into my temples…. Sweet relief!


Before leaving for my Friday "office," I had a wonderful breakfast:


And over-easy egg with a slice a whole wheat (WW) toast:


Plus an orange and grapes:


And when I returned home from the dog park, I discovered this AMAZING delivery on my doorstep:


AHHHHH! An impressive array of Amy’s Kitchen frozen foods (it was packed with dry ice)!  I know what I’m having for lunch now! πŸ™‚


Well, work is calling my name again.  I think I’m going to set up shop by the pool.  I REFUSE to not enjoy this DELIGHTFUL weather we’re having! 


What are your pets (past or present) names?  Mine are Maggie ‘Britney Spears’ Thatcher and James ‘Barack Obama’ Bond.  In college, I had a cat named Fred, and he was the coolest animal ever!



  • VeggieGirl April 24, 2009, 7:03 am

    Best interns ever πŸ™‚

    **Former pet names:

    My dog = Kiwi

    My fish = Larry, Moe, Curly, Frank, and Elvis

    My frog = Hoppity

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog April 24, 2009, 7:04 am

    I have a golden retriever named Toby. He’s the most amazing dog! And there’s a cool story behind how we got him that you can read on my blog!!

    My parents have cats named socks and oatmeal:)

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous April 24, 2009, 7:05 am

    Great day at the “office” !!!

    Past animal names:

    Dogs: Charlie, Kayla

    Cats: Egor, Cyrus

    Rabbit: Hercules

    Hamster: Curly Sue

  • Susan April 24, 2009, 7:07 am

    Your interns are so cute at the “office”!!

    Our first dog’s name was Blazer…and once she passed away, we got a new dog a few years later. My sister wanted to name him Blaze (in honor of the previous dog), but I thought that was a little odd and came up with other suggestions. I really wanted to name him Chewbacca and call him Chewy, but she wasn’t going for that. We finally settled on Miles, and it’s a good one because he certainly looks like a Miles!

  • Brandi April 24, 2009, 7:08 am

    love the interns πŸ™‚

    Our cat is Roxy. She is crazy and fat, but we love her.

    My parents had dogs named:
    Whitney (named when we got her)
    and Bailey right now

    I’ve also had hamsters named Peanut butter, I think? Who knows.

  • seesaraheat April 24, 2009, 7:09 am

    My dog’s name is Suzie and we adopted her on election day so her middle name is Obama πŸ˜‰

    I had a cat named Benjamin for the longest time, he lived to be 18 years old.

  • iowagirleats April 24, 2009, 7:10 am

    Friski – RIP πŸ™ LOVE Amy’s frozen meals!

  • Victoria April 24, 2009, 7:15 am

    Our dogs are: Lucille Marilyn Monroe and Lawrence James Monroe.

  • livelaughlyss April 24, 2009, 7:16 am

    I’ve got a dog named Oscar (The Grouch) and had – πŸ™ – two dwarf hamsters named Marc and Jacob.

  • nibblesandwiggles April 24, 2009, 7:17 am

    My current dogs are Zoey and Paige.
    Our leopard geckos are Borris and Natasha

  • Erica April 24, 2009, 7:19 am

    So jealous, I want to get out of my office so bad today! I have major work ADD!

    Pet names: Frank ;), McKenzie(chocolate lab), Meghan (brittany spaniel), Sherwood (my hamster who peed out the side of his cage onto my room walls haha)

  • Matt April 24, 2009, 7:21 am

    I have a golden retriever named Rex. He’s a character!

  • greendogwine April 24, 2009, 7:22 am

    Murphy was my boxer who was totally awesome, and Blackie and Tiger were the kittens we got in college (totally original names, right?) – and of course – Lando Dirtbike is our wonderful little pupper now!

  • sweetandfit April 24, 2009, 7:26 am

    I spoil my dogs too! I would def bring a towel to the dog park =)

    I have a shih-tzu named Lilly – she is my first and only pet!

  • Run Sarah April 24, 2009, 7:27 am

    Happy Friday! I have a Pomeranian named Captain.

  • Colleen April 24, 2009, 7:27 am

    I also have a Maggie (she’s an old collie that I rescued), she’s a sweetheart. And two wild, crazy kittens (10 weeks old today!) named Phoebe and Birdie.

    Past animals…way too many to remember, but many cats: Radar, Catfish, Dahmer (long story), Dilly, Pumpkin, Dottie, Tootsie, Frankie, Sugar, Mott, Mr. Blue, Mr. Magoo, and the list could go on and on. A few dogs: Cassie, Fadra, Duffy, and Daisey. And a few hamsters: Sammy, Oreo and Rocky. We’ve had a lot of animals!

  • Rose April 24, 2009, 7:32 am

    Cute post!

    My cat’s name is Scone.

    Growing up, I had a Dalmatian named Gus.

    I also had a scrappy dog when I was really young that I called “Brange” but I think her name was actually Brandy.

  • fitforfree April 24, 2009, 7:38 am

    Um, are you interviewing for new interns?

    My dog is Arthur 42 (hitchiker’s guide to the galaxy anyone?)

  • amy. April 24, 2009, 7:45 am

    You have the cutest interns a girl could ask for. I adore those pooches !!

    My dog’s name is Raleigh (like the city) and our guinea pigs were named Cocoa and Mocha πŸ™‚

  • balanceisbest April 24, 2009, 7:46 am

    Fun post! My new puppy’s name is Charleston “Charley” Bear. He’s a Wheaten Terrier and want to squeeze his little baby bear face every time I see him! πŸ™‚

    Kaneil, balanceisbest

  • Elsa April 24, 2009, 7:47 am

    I have two cats: LucyLu (cause she is petite and a little fighter like Lucy Liu in CharlieÒ€ℒs Angels) and Sofie.
    We also have a rat terrier puppy name Willis Bojangles.
    Enjoy your day poolside. Jealous!

  • stacey April 24, 2009, 7:47 am

    My dogs are Napoleon & Nifkin. The most adorable, little, white fluffers ever!

  • Christina April 24, 2009, 7:49 am

    Extremely jealous of your Amy’s delivery right now – Yum. You’ll have to let us know how they are!

    My cat is named Fonzie and my dog was Toto. I named them when I was little though. I want to name my next dog Lupino, which means little wolf in Italian.

  • MyRunningJourney April 24, 2009, 7:50 am

    I have a 3 yr old flat coated retriever mix named Blakely. My husband and I are completely obsessed with her, and she’s our “running buddy.” πŸ™‚

  • Thinspired April 24, 2009, 7:52 am

    I am so totally jealous of that Amy’s delivery! They do sell them in the UK but only a few products πŸ™

    I’ve had so many animals but my favorites are Toby, my dog growing up, and Elvis, our cat who we recently lost πŸ™

  • Mica April 24, 2009, 7:52 am

    I don’t have any pets. I did have a fish named Bartley in college, but he is no longer with us.

    Your interns look hard at work!

  • meegie lee April 24, 2009, 7:53 am

    When I lived at home, we had a ton of cats (off and on) because my parents spayed and neutered the stray ones. Big Kitty, Little Kitty (so creative, right?), Goldeneye and Muffin were permanent, and then we also had Gideonette, Theresa, Smokey, Milo, Simon and Tigger.

    Wow…that’s a lot cats…Anyway, and this weekend my husband and I are getting our first pet, a kitten. I am SUPER excited !!! Yay.

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health April 24, 2009, 8:03 am

    That breakfast looks very satisfying! Eggs are magnificent!

    Also- great doggy pics! I came across the greatest quote regarding dogs the other day:

    “Dogs are the only beings in the world that love you more than they love themselves” πŸ™‚

  • April April 24, 2009, 8:05 am

    Former Pet Names:
    Cat = Popcorn
    Dog = Misty
    Fish = Azul

    Current Pet Name:
    Dog = Zoey

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health April 24, 2009, 8:05 am

    Oh- sorry for to add my doggies’ names!

    My Alaskan malamut is Lancelot Houdini (he can open locked doors! seriously!)

    My Siberian husky is Layla Clementine.


  • Jessica April 24, 2009, 8:12 am

    Former Pet Names:

    Hamsters: Barney and Checkers
    Cats: Kramer (as in Cosmo Kramer in Seinfeld) and Mittens
    Beta Fish: Gus, Petra and AJ

    And my boyfriend and I have a puppy Eli (as in Manning of the NY Giants. I can’t believe I agreed to that!)

  • eatingRD April 24, 2009, 8:16 am

    I love doggie pictures, how fun! Former pet names include:
    yellow lab – daisy duke
    black cat – sadie
    grey tabby – sheba
    calico – tweety bird
    albino gerbil – snowman

  • EL April 24, 2009, 8:39 am

    Current pets are Minerva Jones (grey cat) and Blackened Voodoo (black cat).

    Previous pets were Mable (tortoise cat), Daphne (striped cat), and Susie Beagle (obviously a beagle).

  • redheadedjournal April 24, 2009, 8:41 am

    Cute interns πŸ™‚

  • Krista April 24, 2009, 8:43 am

    I am jealous of your Amy’s package!!!

    My cats are Octavius, Charlie and Pepper….

  • Megs April 24, 2009, 8:49 am

    Hi Caitlin
    I;m sure you have seen me comment on your blog before and I started my own! If you have sometime can you email me some tips/ideas etc to help me post and start off on the right foot?

  • Sally April 24, 2009, 8:55 am

    We have a cat named “Chairman Meow” or “The Chairman” for short. Yeah…we’re poli-sci geeks.

  • Hi! I'm Erin April 24, 2009, 9:00 am

    Ahhh, I love being able to work outside. Also, that’s awesome that you got frozen food delivered. Do the grocery stores in your area not sell the Amy’s stuff or were they samples?

    As for my pet names, well, I’ve only ever named one pet. My dad bought a miniature Schnauzer puppy for me when I was 8. His official AKC name was Vancouver Braun Boos. We called him Braun.

    Since then, I’ve always adopted older dogs that already answered to their names. I felt bad changing them so I left them alone. So, so far I’ve had a Spot and an Ashley and I currently have a Trinka Deu.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 24, 2009, 9:01 am

    erin – they were samples πŸ™‚

    everyone has such cute names!

  • Kelly April 24, 2009, 9:03 am

    curent dog – golden retriever named- Zoey101…can you tell the kids named her? I had a dog when I was a kid named..chippy because he was tan with black spots and reminded me of a chocolate chip cookie πŸ™‚

  • Katie April 24, 2009, 9:04 am

    Current pet names:
    Cat #1 is Baby (named that when we got her)
    Cat #2 is Red (we nicknamed her that as a stray but finally adopted her).

    Do you have nicknames for your pets? My family dog (which lives with my parents/sisters) is Duke but he is called Dukey, Mr. Tom Tom, Tommy, Honey Tom and Easter Bunny. Crazy huh?

  • Rachel April 24, 2009, 9:06 am

    I would love to work from the dog park!

    My baby now, who is a big mutt is Layla. Growing up I had 2 dogs, Tara and Sandy, and a mean cat named Rosie.

  • Carrie H April 24, 2009, 10:06 am

    My lovely golden retriever’s full name is Sir Golden Prairie Roman. We call him Roman or Romy. I love him so much!

  • Ryane April 24, 2009, 10:14 am

    Cute post! Your dogs are adorable and check out all the fun gifts!

    I come from a family of die hard Yankees fans (AND I live in Mass…haha) so our cats have all been named after ball players – Winfield, Mattingly, Thurman, Godzilla.
    When I get my kitty, I’m naming it Pettitte… even if you don’t like the Yankees it can be appreciated (say outloud: “this is my cat, Pettitte”) ah, I’m a dork!

    Happy weekend!

  • Lynne April 24, 2009, 10:29 am

    My golden retriever’s name in Cinnamon. When I was growing up, we had a black lab named Chessie (we lived in MD near the Chesapeake Bay).

  • girlrunningaround April 24, 2009, 11:11 am

    Love the friday office! πŸ™‚

    We have 3 cats, who all have names and nicknames. LOL. Do you call your dogs by a nickname?

    Cleopatra, nicknamed Celo
    Godzilla, nicknamed Zilla
    Magic, nicknamed Weasley

  • DLap April 24, 2009, 11:38 am

    My old dog’s name was Meisha and my two cats names are Frisbee and Princess

  • Michelle in Alaska April 24, 2009, 11:50 am

    former pet names:

    Sandy – my siamese cat I named after someone I adored when I was a child

    Spike – my mixed dog growing up! i miss him

    Jack frost – me & my daughters cat

    current pet:
    Max – mixed puppy, I think he will be about the size of your dogs, he is so relaxed! thats how i got his name πŸ™‚

  • dawn April 24, 2009, 12:22 pm

    Love this question because I love my pets πŸ™‚


    Kittens – Coco & Sadie


    Dog – Tobey

    Cats – Angel, Gracie, Sophie, Roo

    Fish – Star & Cherry (the two longest living goldfish ever) + a bunch that died pretty quickly

  • Alison April 24, 2009, 2:33 pm


    Atticus Fish



  • Tammy April 24, 2009, 2:36 pm

    My pet’s names are . . .

    My lab/border collie mix: Kai (means ocean in Hawaiian, too bad she hates the ocean)

    My cat: Roxy

    I also helped name some of my mom’s pets: there’s Midas, the golden retriever, Noodles, the mini dachsund, Lacey and Leo, the bichon frises, Bean, a cat, Little Man, a cat, and Kreme, another cat. Kreme is short for Krispy Kreme Jelly-Filled Powdered Walking Donut (that name is all me!!)

    Yeah, my mom basically owns a mini zoo. And, yes, my family is crazy when it comes to pet names. πŸ™‚

    By the way, Amy’s frozen foods are the best — I eat them all the time at work. One of my faves is the low sodium tofu and vegetable bowl. I add steamed broccoli to it — delish!

  • Amy April 24, 2009, 6:50 pm

    We used to have a cat named Margaret Thatcher! We called her Thatcher for short. My first pet was Rocky the Hamster. Then “Kitty” and now we have Pinky (also a cat).

  • Niki April 24, 2009, 7:48 pm

    What a fun way to work!! My dogs now are Sadie and Gerogia. But I’ve had other dogs who were named: Molly, Shasta, and Bodie!

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