Monday, September 3, 2012

Celebrating Our Hard Working Animals on Labor Day!

Today’s blog posting is a twist on the traditional Labor Day holiday posting.  While we celebrate the working man and woman on this day, we often forget to recognize the contributions of our hard working dogs and cats.

Katy and our domestic cats found their calling at In-Sync Exotics.  They never filled out an employment application, nor did they have to sit through job interviews, and yet they are our key “employees.”  At first we didn’t always appreciate the value of our non-traditional furry “employees” until they sauntered in our sanctuary and showed us how invaluable their services were to our operation.

Katy enjoying a treat!
We love our furry “employees” because they don’t mind working nights, weekends, and holidays.  They are never late to work because they live at the sanctuary, and we don’t have to pay them any overtime – just lots of good food and treats!

Here are just some of the roles are furry ones play at In-Sync Exotics:

Greeter: Katy and a few of our domestic cats have taken on this role.  Some of our cats are fairly nonchalant about this duty, just a simple meow from their lounging place will do.  While others take their greeting job very seriously by giving our visitors’ legs and feet a full-body rub.

Public Relations: This is one of the most important dog and cat jobs. Once our visitors meets Katy and our cat crew, they are more inclined to return once again.  

Pest Control: No one can do this job like our cats. Mice are not good for sanctuaries, so are our cats are happy to perform the task of ousting the unwanted critters.

Rebok taking a quick cat nap before
resuming his duties!
Office Assistant: Our cats are drawn to computer keyboards, monitors, scanners, copiers and fax machines, making the office area an ideal working environment. Unfortunately, their typing skills are fairly lame, but their ability to stop someone from typing is quite good, thus helping Vicky avoid carpel tunnel syndrome.

Franklin supervising the cheetah
habitat construction!
Supervisor: Cats are excellent at sitting and monitoring situations, quietly, keeping most of their comments to themselves. Their ability to move around quickly and quietly makes them well suited for seeing to it that our staff and volunteers are doing their jobs correctly.

Inspector: Most humans don’t realize how important it is to have every delivery sniffed and marked which is why Katy and our cats accepted this duty. Once deliveries are given a proper nasal inspection and marked with their stamp of approval, then it’s ok for packages to remain on the premise.

Shoes on patrol!
Security: Katy and the cats are good judges of character. If someone does not pass our animals’ “inspection,” we take heed.  Plus our cats love to roam the property at night, ensuring wild critter (possums, raccoon, squirrels, etc.) are kept at bay.

Our domestic animals serve a purpose beyond being adorable, and the best part about our furry “employees” is that we don’t have to file a W-2 with the IRS on their behalf!

We hope you have a tiger-fic Labor Day!  Be safe and don’t forget to join us again for a wonderful Tuesday surprise!

We humbly thank you in advance on behalf for helping our beautiful cats stay happy and healthy!  We hope you enjoyed today's blog posting and will join us again tomorrow for more news and updates on our wild ones! Don't forget to let us know your reaction to this posting by clicking on one of the reaction buttons below--and share this blog posting with others please ~ Thank you!


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