Saturday, January 28, 2012
My mum's work had an office door decorating contest recently and the only requirements were that it incorporate a New Year's theme and at least one animal. The first things that come to mind when one thinks about New Year's are champagne, fireworks, parties, Times Square, and so forth. She had limited space to work with, so she decided that fireworks would make the perfect backdrop. The only problem is a lot of dogs are afraid of them! So, if you're putting two and two together, you've probably figured out the story by now. It's New Year's and while the fireworks are blasting away, the dogs are all huddled together wearing their Thundershirts (aka anxiety vests). The cats aren't afraid and are wondering why the dogs won't come and celebrate with them. Oh and most importantly — these aren't just any cats and dogs! While you might recognize Fritz and I in the mix, all of the other animals featured belong to people in her department. In fact, she wouldn't have done it if she couldn't include everybody. Well, her hard work paid off and she came in third place. Her colleagues were the judges and each got to cast one vote. There were so many cute, clever, and creative doors to choose from, making it a tough competition.