Cupcake fostered by the LIVEOUTLOUD Events team

The idea of staff bringing in a lethargic, abandoned puppy into the office would make most businesses cringe, but the people from LIVEOUTLOUD Events teamed up with their fellow colleague Lauri Hansen to help foster little Cupcake back to health.

On her first day at the LIVEOUTLOUD offices she was lethargic, malnourished and had pneumonia, biliary and worms. It was very much 50/50 whether she was going to make it through the day. Lauri was feeding her every 3 hours with the help of Kevin Taylor who would hold little Cupcake while Lauri tried to get some food into her mouth. Kevin would often do Facebook posts on her progress 🙂

By Wednesday, day 3 of Cupcake being fostered by the team, she was a different dog. Starting to walk and even attempting a tail wag! By now the events team was in total puppy loving phase. Cupcake was getting enormous amounts of loves, kisses, rubs, cuddles, treats, toys – even new jersey’s to keep her tiny body warm in the bitter winter wind!

She hit a rough patch when she had a bad reaction to an inoculation, it is very rare but it didn’t stop her. She got her legs bandaged to support her bones and after a few days was back to normal and improving minute by minute!

It’s now 3 weeks later and Lauri says for her it is an incredible feeling seeing her precious foster baby go from half dead to the energetic, fun loving puppy she is today! She loves the rewarding feeling you get from fostering a helpless puppy and seeing them grow into a strong, healthy dog ♥

Her colleagues feel the same, and say they are going to miss Cupcake when she gets adopted….we told them not to worry as we have no doubt there will be another fluff ball needing their awesome team work fostering skills soon!

From the Ark Staff we would like to send the biggest THANK YOU to the LIVEOUTLOUD events team for opening their hearts and making it possible to change the life of a helpless animal even if you work full time. Stephanie Scorgie, Lauri Hansen, Tanya Dorman and Kevin Taylor….you are amazing people – wish we could clone you!!

Below are some pictures from the last 3 weeks of Cupcake’s time with her foster team at the LIVEOUTLOUD offices

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The Modern Day Businessman

As we are sure everyone can see, the world is becoming more aware of animal rights and have opinions on how they should be treated. Slowly but surely animals are been seen as living creatures with feelings and souls and not just objects.

We came across this picture – a man in a business suit walking his dog to work….but instead of a lead he uses the strap of the laptop bag to do the walking! We thought this pictures shows just how much people are becoming aware that animals, especially dogs in this instance, are your family and you should treat them as such.

After some research, we found out that the man in the picture is Michael Eilertsen, CEO of a luxury millionaires magazine and events company called LIVEOUTLOUD. He is an animal lover and decided that his dog, a Beagle called Bark, is going to accompany him to work everyday. So much so, that when the offices moved…everything hinged on whether or not Bark could come with. Mike says that the whole office loves Bark, and that he has become part of the family. “He even joins us in boardroom meetings, sitting on a chair as if he were giving his opinion on the subject!”

We hope this picture makes you smile as much as we did! This fits the term – Bring your dog to work  21st Century Style! 🙂