Day 2: Oscar Gets “Behind” On His PetGuide Duties

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
Being the “Petditor” of PetGuide is a lot harder than Oscar thought! He finds himself dragging his butt (across the carpet), so he brings on some extra help to get through the day.

I admit it – when I offered to take over the day-to-day business at PetGuide, I thought it would be a walk in the dog park. But can you believe it… they expect me to work for my belly rubs! I’m going to need all the extra help I can get. That’s why I appointed “Chicken Amy” as my new Chief Chicken Officer (or CCO for short. Very official sounding!)

As it turns out, my CCO and I don’t see eye to eye on crucial work-related matters. We invited Tiffany, PetGuide’s Social Media Manager, to mediate. But as you can see, we butted heads (or rather, I bit him), when her response to brainstorming new ideas for the site was a tantalizing: “Squeak.”

Tiff stepped in, but I didn’t want the matter hanging over my head. After much gnawing and chewing, I had to let Chicken Amy go. It was a depressing moment… after all, she has three eggs to support at home.

It’s a good thing I have other support options here at the office. Here’s Jessica, talking (and rubbing) me through the tough times.

And FYI: I’m just as popular with the lads as I am with the ladies. Here I am enjoying some much-needed guy time with a couple of back-scratching bros. Dude! That’s totally the spot!

What do you mean “dragging my butt across the floor is inappropriate workplace behavior?” How do you expect me to scratch it? If you’ve got a better way, I’d LOVE to hear it! Smart ass.

Okay, I’m going to take this matter up with HR. I’ll check back in with you tomorrow and fill you in on how I’m taking PetGuide to the next level!

And you can follow my adventure from the beginning – here’s what happened my first day at PetGuide.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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