Hogan is such a good boy

Through all of the late nights, busted knuckles, sweltering summer afternoons, and heart breaking crashes, that inevitably leave you knowing the long hours that lay ahead for the next week, there is always reassurance from the shop dog that everything really isn’t as serious as it seems. A nuzzle of support always seems to be at hand right at the time when we need it the most. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to my dog and the name sake of this site; Hogan. He sometimes comes to the shop and hangs out; playing the greeter to anyone who comes through the door. I really don’t know if he enjoys coming to the shop, but when ever I ask if he wants to go to work, he races to the truck.

Old faithful shop pet

I’ve been to so many shops that have pets, and there always seems to be an easiness, or more like a calmness that seems to supersede the stress of the night when ever a dog is around. I’ve always read that animals are good therapy for stress, maybe it’s their overwhelming tenacity at trying to cheer you up when things are at their worst. The real American best friend. Unconditional love whenever you need it most. Like the old saying goes, If you lock your wife and your dog in the trunk of your car, which one will be happy to see you and give you a kiss in three hours when you let them out.

Til next time, happy sleeping on the couch.