Here you see Bogart. He is our mascot and keeps us grounded. Bogart knows he is in a very formal office and stays 98% of the time in his bed. Sometimes he will sleep on the floor, but as you can see he is always ready for the FedEx guy to come over and throw the ball.
You might ask, “Why would a court reporting firm have a mascot?” The answer is simple. Bogart makes us smile and laugh. There was one time we were a little worried about him because he decided to be bad and ran away for two hours. We don’t know where he went. He sure got into trouble when he came back, opening the front door with his nose and walking in all lotty-dah. Allison would hardly look at him the rest of the day and gave him the silent treatment.
We have clients come take depositions at our office. Our conference room is upstairs, and most people don’t notice Bogart. When a stranger does see Bogart in his bed, he/she inevitably smile and want to talk to him. He is very polite and only visits when he is approached by someone else first.
I think everyone should have a mascot in their office. The world would be a happier place.