Introducing Shadow, our friendly neighbourhood office dog! We sat down with him for a little Q&A over some coffee and doggy treats. Here’s our interview:
Q: How old and what breed of dog are you?
A: I’m 11 years old (12 coming in April) and a West Highland White Terrier
Q: What’s your role at Le Physique?
A: Oh, my job is very important. I make sure everyone inside is safe by barking at all dogs, tall people with black hats or pushing noisy carts and especially everyone’s favourite mailman, Wayne. For some reason, the role of Care Aide falls to me, as I see my patients on the floor sweating and panting. Sometimes they even make sounds. I’m not sure why they’re doing this but clearly my people don’t care about my patients for allowing them to lay there without kisses. My people are so lazy.
Q: What’s your favourite thing about hanging out at Le Physique?
A: Mom’s there and I have lots of aunties and uncles to talk to! I really love sunbathing on the Pilates reformer, I mean, working out on the reformer.
Q: Where can people most often find you?
A: At work, on the reformer, on the couch or patrolling the grounds. At home, patrolling (I am committed to my purpose in life), watching for squirrels on the couch or hiking all over the North Shore with mom and dad on Sundays.
Q: What’s your adoption story?
A: I remember hanging out with my brothers and sister (there were 6 of us) under a playground in the shade and a couple big people picked me up. I liked their vibe so I went home with them – the rest is history! Now how I got my name…that’s a story!
Q: Favourite hobby?
A: Patrolling. I do love a good game of “ball in the hall” with mom and dad, but they’re not very good throwers in the common area hallway. I love bugging my mom with my deadly “laser eyes stare” and just bugging her in general. I also love a good spa day. Self-care, it’s all the rage this year.
Q: Favourite food?
Q: Do you have a Pet Peeve? (No pun intended!)
A: When I sense mom and dad getting ready to go out, and I go to the trouble of getting ready, be on time and I’m at the door before they are, but the leave me at home anyways. So rude.
Q: What’s your spirit animal?
A: A wolf. Or a cat. A wolf-cat.
Q: Favourite holiday and why?
A: Christmas because everyone is happy!
Q: Who’s your celebrity crush?
A: Catherine Zeta-Bones is so classy! But Nigella Pawson’s cooking… (the way to a man’s heart!)
Q: What do you do when you’re home alone?
A: Patrol. Sleep. Bark. Repeat.
Q: What’s your guilty pleasure?
A: Telling raccoons who’s boss. I’m a tough old man, you know!
Q: Where does the name “Shadow” come from?
A: That’s a long story… If you want to know, you’ll have to ask Mom!
Content contributions are courtesy of our Kinesiologists, therapists and Co-Op students.