MEDiAHEAD - Happy Halloween!

Hi everybody. It’s Izzy!

IzzyBOOOOO!!! And Happy Halloween!

Did you know the custom of trick-or-treating on Halloween comes from the belief that supernatural beings, or dead pups roamed the earth at this time, and they wanted treats? YIKES that scares me. But the good thing is we give them treats… that way they’re happy (and then I think they go away.)

I love treats, don’t you?

I wanted to check in to see how everyone was doing and see how creative you’re going to get this year when it’s time to hand out treats. I sure hope you’re handing out treats!

Anyway, I’m super excited and have lots of treat delivery system ideas I thought I would share with you. These might be safe alternatives for you to be able to hand out treats.

Here are some initial plans I drew up for you!

MEDiAHEAD Treat Delivery Systems: Pulley MEDiAHEAD Treat Delivery Systems: Candy Sticks

MEDiAHEAD Treat Delivery Systems: Tube Slide

MEDiAHEAD - Happy Halloween - IzzyI love Halloween, I love seeing all the costumes and I particularly love the treats. I usually grab a treat to give out, and then grab one for myself. Repeat. Do you do this?

So, I know you can’t wait to see my outfit… I took a pic just for you, this is what I am going as this year. What are you going to be?

I love it… what do you think?

Happy Haunting!

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– Iz

Izzy - Fav Blue ToyHowdy! It’s Izzy.

Just wanted to check in and see how everyone was doing.

If you’re wondering, I am doing fine but had a bit of a scare this last month. I sounded like a goose when I barked. That was just not right! I thought I might have caught the (you know what). Luckily that wasn’t it.

What I had was really bad though… turns out I had a collapsed trachea. Holy Chew Toy! Have you ever heard of that? I guess it’s kind of common for pups like me.

It was caused by pulling a bit too hard on my collar when I go out for my walks. What can I say? I get a bit too excited to see and sniff.

Needless to say, I had to go on some medicine for a while. But guess what? I got a new collar! It’s called a harness. So now when I pull with all my might, the puppy power is distributed to my shoulders! I guess I didn’t know my own strength.

While I was sick, I couldn’t play ball, or run, or get too excited and it was extremely boring. Trying to keep a dog down, or keep a dog from playing with their most favorite toy, it’s pure torture. I know, I lived it.

Here I am with my new digs and my favorite toy. I’m taking it easy now, but still have to make sure the presses at MEDiAHEAD are rolling along. I just checked, and everything is flying along so I’m going to take a much deserved nap. Being the plant manager is hard work!

Until next time.
– Iz izzy paw

HELLLOOOOOO! It’s Izzy.

I am so happy to be writing this blog. I’ve missed you so much! This quarantine thing has me down in the dumps. I haven’t been able to be around the office as much. But every once in a while, I get to go into the office with Kat and run like the wind. Let’s catch up!

I have to tell you about my new friend Bull. He is a Great Dane; he belongs to Danny, the Digital Press Technician. Here are our Zoom Pictures…

Izzy and Bull

I’ve never really met Bull in person, but we recently had a Zoom meeting and I got to interview him. We talked about several things. I was most interested in the fact that he ate 3 couches, is scared to death of the Roomba and I wanted to know why he loved Danny so much.

Here’s how our conversation went on our Zoom call!

ME: So, Bull I heard you’ve torn up 3 couches? Can you tell me why?

BULL: I absolutely love to tear things up, and I’m extremely bored during the day. I really don’t know why I do it. I just do.

ME: But OMGosh a COUCH? You are just so incredible. I can’t even imagine. I tear up toys and bones, and I’ve chewed on the corner of a table… maybe only once when no one was looking. I heard you’re a bit frightened of the new Roomba that Danny bought. How come?

Izzy's New Zoom Friend Named BullBULL: Well when I was a wee little pup, I got scratched on the nose by something that looks a bit similar. It was really a cat. I’m scared of cats too.

ME: Oh dear, that’s not good. So, it frightens you quite a bit?

BULL: Yes, it scares the livin’ daylights out of me. And he runs the darn thing every day. I just sit on the couch and wait for it to stop. Then I stop shaking and everything is okay.

ME: Why do you love Danny so much?

BULL: Well, its always been us guys you know, just hanging out. He feeds me well and does anything for me. It’s a guy thing, a kind of bond you have with your owner that only good owners and their pets have.

ME: Yeah, I understand, I have my owners wrapped around my finger. I love that.

I can’t wait to meet you someday Bull! I really look up to you, literally, emotionally and just in general.

Great Zoom meeting!

Until next time… Iz and Bull

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COVID-19 Update from Izzy

COVID-19 Update from Izzy

Hi friends, it’s me Izzy.

I just wanted to let you know that I’m getting pretty hungry down here at MEDiAHEAD. With most of the employees working at home, there is not an abundance of food for me to steal and Fun Friday Lunch has been cancelled till further notice. Sad doggy face.

Yesterday, I stole a lime from Kat’s wastebasket and it didn’t turn out well.

My dad, Bill, took this picture of me in my new office – I had my choice of any of our offices, but I picked this one with no windows so I can sleep all day. I also wish I didn’t snore so much during the Zoom meetings when I’m sitting on Bill’s lap – it makes it look like he’s not paying attention.

Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe out there – I’m looking forward to seeing you in June, or maybe on a Zoom!

Love, Izzy

Happy St. Patty's from IzzyHello. It’s Iz!

I love holidays, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception! Yeah, green eggs and ham, green beer and just all-around green fun! (I really don’t drink beer.)

So why do we wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? People believed that by wearing green it made you invisible to leprechauns. If you didn’t have green on you would get pinched to remind you there might be a leprechaun lurking around. Please don’t get pinched this year, wear your green.

Just a couple facts I would like to point out that you might not know about St. Patty’s day:

St. Patrick was not even Irish….. He was actually born in Great Britain.

The Irish flag is very symbolic – the green represents the Irish Catholics; the orange represents the Protestants and the white represents peace between the two.  The green is called “shamrock green”

One of the national symbols of Ireland is the Shamrock. St. Patrick himself used the green, three leaf clover to teach the Irish about the Holy Trinity, one for the father, the son and the Holy Spirit.

The four-leaf clover is just a simple symbol of good luck.

Did you know that March 17 precedes the first official day of spring, the first day of spring is March 20th this year. YEAH!

Ireland is the Emerald Isle and is known for its lush green landscapes.  I would love to go there with my mom and dad someday. I wonder if a dog has ever flown that far?

Luck of the Irish to you!

Well, that’s about all for now, my head is so full of good facts! I’m really looking forward to green food and watching all the people show up in their green. If they don’t have on green, I think I might give them a little bite on their ankles. That would be like a little pinch… right?

Til next time. Iz.

Izzy on Office Chair

Hello there! It’s me, Iz. I haven’t written in quite some time. And I’m writing this blog from my office (this is a huge chair!)

Anyway, I wanted to share a little history about Valentine’s Day with you and send you all a BIG KISS from me just in case you needed one. (Who doesn’t need a wet dog kiss?)

Valentine's Penguins

Valentine’s Day

I am sure you know that Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, romance and kissy face greeting cards. Just look at the penguins. I love that pic.

The day is actually named from a famous Saint. St. Valentine was a priest from Rome in the third century AD. The story goes that another emperor (named Claudius II) had banned marriage because he thought men were bad soldiers. Valentine thought that this wasn’t fair, so he broke all the rules and married people in secret. It was not a good ending for Valentine because he went to jail and was sentenced to death. That’s ruff.

However, while in jail he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter. When he was taken to be killed on (guess what day) the 14th of February, he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine.” Hence Valentine’s Day!

So, I love Valentine’s Day because of all the great food. In case you didn’t know, I’m a foodie. Not only do I love food, I beg for it all the time. Sometimes, when I don’t get food, I go on scavenger hunts looking around just to see what I can come up with. It’s actually very entertaining. You wouldn’t believe some of the things I find.

Just the other day someone threw away some popcorn and a couple of pieces missed the trash can. Guess what? I found them! It was a struggle getting between the trash can and the water cooler, but I did it!

Another trick I learned is to make a sad face while people are eating their lunch. They will sometimes give me something to cheer me up! Little snacks here and there can really fill me up.

Well, back to Valentines…

I sure hope you have someone to spend the season of love with. If not, don’t forget your pets. And if you don’t have a pet, maybe you need to adopt one. Always remember your pets! We love Valentine’s Day just as much as you do and love to give Great Big Kisses!

Til next time… Iz

By Izzy, the lovable mascot and driving force for success at MEDiAHEAD

Izzy head shotHey, it’s IZZY! Did you miss me? It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a blog. I’ve been so busy with work and all, I am so sorry!

I have to share an experience with you. Something happened recently that almost killed me. Well not really, but I was so incredibly sick. Self induced food poisoning. It was horrible.

Friday Lunch

Every Friday, the office orders lunch and eats together. I think this is just a wonderful thing. I usually participate by sitting on the floor and begging in my usual way, looking for scraps and such. No one was budging this day, because it was pizza (I guess) and they love pizza.

After everyone was done eating, they accidentally left the remaining pizza on the conference room table. Just for ME! So… I jumped up on the chair and got onto the table and helped myself to a pizza buffet! It was so delicious, I just had a wonderful time and no one was even looking. After eating as much as I possibly could, I jumped down and ran around the office to check on everyone’s productivity like I normally do.

Then it hit me… yikes, the pizza wasn’t settling well. Before you know it, the pizza… you know, well… I don’t want to go into the details. Apparently, pizza expands in your stomach. My humans should have told me that.

Izzy Eats Too Much Pizza

Take a look at the picture… I look like a bowling pin with legs and ears. I was not feeling well at all. I lost all my energy and I thought I was going to have to go to the doggy hospital; the rest of the afternoon wasn’t much fun.

Then I got busted.

Kat found my paw prints on the table in the conference room… and the jig was up! Everyone knew I had gotten into the pizza. Hey, they left it just for me, right!?!?! Now I understand that it really wasn’t left for me. What an insidious trap. Dogs should not eat PIZZA!

I feel much better now though. Well enough to tell you the story at least. Thank you for your condolences and well wishes.

Til next time!

– Iz

Izzy and PepperPost Author: IZZY

Hey, it’s IZZY! We haven’t talked in quite a while.  I’ve just been so busy keeping things moving at work.

One day my friend Pepper came to the office. We love to play. And boy do we play hard. Then we like to take a break and lay on the soft blanket. (Hey, it’s a dog’s life after all!)

As you can see, I chew on my bone. Pepper does NOT get my bone. She can only watch me chew on MY bone.

Truth be told, I’m really not too good at sharing, but Pepper doesn’t mind one bit.

It’s great having Pepper around as she can help me keep an eye on things, smell the floor, look out the front door and greet all the people that come in to visit. All of these are critical jobs at MEDiAHEAD.

We also keep everyone company at lunchtime. It’s our favorite time of the day!  I always like to show her which people have “the good stuff”, but unfortunately I’ve heard her keepers don’t let her have human food. (total bummer!)

That’s really a shame as some human food is super good.

Pepper doesn’t get to come too often, but when she does, we have a great old time!

Thanks for reading my post. I worked really hard on it. Now back to my bone…

Til next time,

Izzy

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Izzy gogglesPost Author: IZZY

Hey, it’s me again!

This is my second blog and oh boy is it a good one!

I’m so excited to tell you that I’m now a proud scooter-owner.  YES! You heard that correctly… I have a scooter.

My daddy (aka Bill) puts me in his backpack and drive because apparently they won’t let dogs drive these days. (What’s the world coming to?)

I like to tell Bill where to go. Most of the time, we head around the block and my sniffer goes into overdrive with all of the wonderful smells.

Izzy on the scooter

What are my favorite smells you ask?

I love the smell of the fresh air, fresh cut grass, and flowers blooming.

Oh, and I can detect anything. In fact, I’m sure there’s a new pup in my hood who I’ll need to meet soon.

We also ride the scooter to MEDiAHEAD.

I can always tell when we get closer to the office.

I get really excited because my work will begin when I get there. I’m just so busy, but hey, I love what I do.

Check us out on the video below! (I absolutely love the fresh air blowing through my ears. It’s good for my doggy soul.)

I hope you stop by to see me soon!

And, if you’re lucky, you might just catch me on my scooter!

Love

IZZY

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Izzy head shotPost Author: IZZY

Hey, it’s IZZY here and man oh man is my life FUN! Especially when I get to spend the day at MEDiAHEAD.

This is my first-ever blog post and I couldn’t be more excited to tell you a bit about my day when my daddy (WC aka Bill) brings me into the office.

First, I run like the wind as fast as I can through the halls just to let everyone know I’ve arrived! (I really want them to know the boss is around).

Second, I go to each office to smell the floor and look around to see if there’s anything I need to clean up from the prior day. It’s one of my many important jobs and is critical to the overall success of the company.

Third, I take a rest. Look, it’s really hard being the boss of everyone at MEDiAHEAD.

After all of that is done, I take on hall duty. This is an important part of the day, as I lay in the hall, watch the breakroom door, and wait patiently for lunch to begin.

Then I follow everyone into the lunchroom to ensure they get their lunch and I’m right there to clean anything up that they drop.

Izzy hall watching

I also occasionally follow people to their offices, using my sad puppy eyes to successfully secure a little snack from their lunch (I have them right in the palm of my paw).

After lunch, it’s obviously time for me to curl up in an office chair and take my afternoon nap.

Rest assured, I always keep one eye open and my ears are trained to listen for the glorious sound of someone opening up a bag of popcorn. I can hear it a mile away.

Sometimes I decide to walk on desks to check for anything I would like to eat. I figure if it’s left out on the desk then it’s fair game, right?

My life is really tough, but I have to admit that I love coming into the office every day and letting people know that the boss cares and loves them all.

The next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and see me!

P.S. Someone started a nasty rumor that I snore really loud, but I don’t believe it for a second.

Love,

IZZY
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