Monday, November 7, 2011 the esd & associates office welcomed a very special new addition to the staff. Wearing a fluffy gray coat and a fancifully stylish bowtie, Texas Ranger, or “T.R.” as he is affectionately known, strutted into the office with just under 2 years of experience, but with a level of confidence and tranquility that is rarely found in the fast-paced advertising industry. Although his mouse proficiency remains, as of yet, untested, after acing his test days and winning over the staff, there was no option but to make T.R. an official member of the esd team.
The cat baby of Account Executive, Felice Hunt, Texas Ranger has filled the office with style, spunk and plenty of “Meow’s.” While there are risks involved in hiring non-human employees with limited professional backgrounds, since joining the team last Monday, T.R. has warmed the office with an extraordinary sense of community and comfort.
Although all have attempted to win over T.R. the esd new addition seems to have eyes for only one man and one man alone: Creative Director, Erik Simpson.
While some have watched the cat’s amorous affections with amusement, some have been less entertained by its antics.
“All he does is stalk Erik and hover over on his desk, it’s so annoying! He’s my cat!” complains exasperated cat mom, Felice Hunt.
While T.R. has provided plenty of excitement and entertainment for the esd staff, his affable presence provides the group with an even greater benefit. According to several studies, keeping a pet lowers its owners’ chances of depression, stress-related diseases and heart disease. Little health boosts like this become ever more important as winter envelops San Antonio, bombarding Texans with lowered temperatures, increased risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and elevated occurrences of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
“It’s like having an in-house LOLcat, and I take comfort in knowing he’s there in the event of a cat-astrophe,”chimed in Social Media Strategist and amateur comedian Alan Ferguson.
“We’re glad to have T.R. on the team,” added Galaviz.
Already pulling his weight in gold by pepping up the esd team and with his enthusiastic take on anything attitude, Texas Ranger promises to be a great addition to the esd family.
To keep up with T.R.’s adventures and misadventures at esd, make sure to follow his antics on Facebook.