One of the best parts of working at Aviary is the fact that we boast a dog-friendly office. (Jealous?) That's right, our CEO has given us the green light to bring our four-legged friends to hang out with us at Aviary HQ. It just so happens that every single member of the biz dev team is the proud owner of an awesome dog, and we've been featured in Betabeat's "The Real Startup Dogs of Silicon Alley" for it. In the spirit of celebrating man's best friend (also known as our four office dogs), we're dedicating today's blog post to Pubby, Harry, Scout, and Kiki. Better yet, we're using their handsome selves as canvases for Aviary's editing tools! (What better excuse to play with our filters and stickers than puppies?!)
Looks like we're not the only people interested in having editing functionality to make our dogs look awesome: our friends at Dogsly have integrated Aviary's tools, and The Next Web called the iOS app "an absolute must have" for dog owners.
Without further ado, meet our office dogs!
Age: 5 1/2
Claim to fame: YouTube stardom. Pubby's like a furry Macaulay Culkin, but age has been kinder to him.
Favorite Aviary memory: Being treated like a king during his many visits to the office (all Aviary employees are his serfs, and pay taxes in the form of adoration, praise, and being on-call for belly rubs.) Want to know more? Check out Pubby.info to see what he's up to these days.
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Age: 1 1/2
Claim to fame: Paul's other dog is named William. Just like the royal princes (get it?) -- but even cuter. (To the skeptics, yes, it is quite possible.)
Favorite Aviary memory: Lying in Nam's lap and sleeping, all day long. Being photographed next to Aviary's Startup Bball trophy. Being fawned over by everyone for doing irresistible things like blinking and looking cute.
Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Age: 10 months
Claim to fame: Being the bounciest, happiest Schnauzer puppy that anyone has seen. Also, being the dog who took the longest to understand that the office glass walls were glass.
Favorite Aviary memory: It's a toss-up between eating the whiteboard eraser or scavenging for food in the Aviary "lawn" (read: big green carpet) -- but hey, it's free vacuuming for the office!
Claim to fame: For being the most fashionable dog in the office; Kiki sported a fantastic silver jacket at the NYC Startup and Dog Enthusiasts Meetup. Clearly, this chic lady is light years ahead of her compatriots when it comes to accoutrements.
Favorite Aviary memory: Being the first office dog to claim the Aviary "lawn" (read: green carpet) as her own... and yes, you know what we mean.
Since we can't agree on who's cutest, what do you guys think? Be forewarned: your answers will likely spark some lively crap-talking among the Aviary biz dev team!