DodgerObel | Top dog, canine assistant to the Principal Attorney
- Canine assistant supreme
- Dodger is the namesake of the Brooklyn (now Los Angeles) Dodgers
- Dodger is a Havapoo
- Doggy superpower: providing reliable companionship services
- Secret passion: popping bubble wrap
More about Dodger
Dodger has been with goodcounsel in a part-time capacity since 2016. While other four-legged employees happily accompany their owner/bosses to dog-friendly offices, Dodger’s “alpha-dog” disposition (all 13 pounds of it) limits his suitability for public workspaces.
However, in the age of COVID, with increased reliance on home offices, Dodger has come into his own and assumed greater responsibilities in the firm. Throughout the workday, Dodger can be found providing reliable companionship services to Ken, preferably from a chair no more than 18 inches from Ken’s side. He is so good at providing these services that he can – and typically does – do them while sleeping.
Dodger is always available upon request to be petted and scratched and, of course, to test food samples. Dodger’s other skills include: sit, down, paw, spin, touch, and stay; retrieving food wrappers from the waste basket; popping bubble wrap; and maintaining a security perimeter around the home office by barking at human, canine, and especially, squirrel passersby.
Dodger is the namesake of the Brooklyn (now Los Angeles) Dodgers, which puts him at odds with the many Chicago-area dogs with names like Wrigley. His name equally evokes the Artful Dodger of Charles Dickens fame, whom he emulates by absconding with shoes and other personal items from around the house. (In fact, Dickens had a pet Havanese; Dodger is a Havapoo.)