Jacksonville, FL –
Today, October 4th, is officially World Animal Day, a day set aside "to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe." In celebration, the dog-friendly offices of The Amelia Concours d'Elegance would like to salute our diverse quartet of staff canines who provide security, entertainment, insight and comfort to the small full-time staff of The Amelia.
“I don’t remember a day when there wasn’t at least one dog on duty,” said Tim Pendergast, Director of Operations.
That duty usually includes library security. Senior Amelia Concours dog, Cassie, -- Black Lab mix -- provides the Amelia’s library with a passive security portfolio that has earned her the nickname “Speed Bump.” Cassie is 13 years old and a long time vintage racing enthusiast who occasionally attends and provides security for weekly staff meetings. After lunch she can be reached in the library where she usually spends the afternoon napping on the sofa. Favorite treat: Purina Beggin’ Strips.
Moxie -- “Speed Bump 2” -- spends most of her time on her throne in the Judges and VIP liaison office with master, Jennifer Grosse. Our 135 pound Rottweiler is a “torque monster” that can accelerate from zero (on her throne) to the front door in 2.1 seconds. Moxie is so gentle and friendly that she is giving Rottweilers a bad name. Bonus: she is The Amelia HQ’s indoor slobber champion. Favorite approved treat: large Milk Bones.