It is with deep regret and heavy hearts we announce that we had to say goodbye to our Environmental Wagineer, Monday Mathis. We wish we could say that she was recruited by another agency with a promise of more doggy treats (hey, it’s a dog eat dog world), but instead, we’re sad to say that age and health issues finally caught up with our dear friend.
Of course, in times like this, we remember the highlights of Monday’s life. And here at ADwërks, she had an accomplished and fulfilling career. Every Tuesday and Friday (despite her name, Monday probably hated Mondays more than Garfield), Monday came to the office to continue her lifelong work of closely monitoring the lunchroom, ensuring perimeter security, and keeping up employee morale. Over the years, she even enjoyed some moments in the limelight, with starring roles in many TV commercials, print ads and billboards.
Monday also enjoyed some press time with a couple local news stories about dogs in the workplace. There was one instance when one of the local TV stations was in the office filming her for a story. As we threw one of her toys down the hallway in an effort to catch her running on camera, Monday left a big steaming pile of over-excitement on the floor. We all had a good laugh, until it was time to clean it up…
But every hardworking dog needs some time to rest, and Monday could frequently be found sleeping on the job, either privately on her bed under Kara’s desk, or shamelessly out in the open, right in the middle of the hallway, as her snoring resounded throughout the office.
In addition to working hard and resting easy, Monday was a social butterfly and liked to have fun in the workplace as well, frequently joining us in our status meetings and making herself at home during conference calls with clients, innocently banging her tail on the wall with glee. She’d also greet ADwërkers by making her daily rounds to each cubicle, always leaving behind a bit of drool. But Mike seemed to get the butt end of that ritual, as his cubicle was her favorite place to break wind.
Monday brought a kind of energy and happiness to our office that can’t be matched, and we will all miss her dearly. Tuesdays and Fridays at ADwërks will never quite feel the same without her. But we celebrate her life and feel grateful that she has provided us with so much joy.
Rest in peace, old friend.