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Pets at Work: Who's Your Buddy?

Do you have an animal pal who comes to work with you? Share a photo and story with us!

Frankie is a studio cat. He doesn't play an instrument or run the board: He's simply a feline who chooses to spend his days in a north Napa music studio — no matter what's going on.

"His neutrality is refreshing," says , a longtime rock musician, composer and bandleader who relocated to Napa from New York City with no pets of his own.

Marotta's piano bench is one of Frankie's favorite spots, but as you can see in the photos, the black-and-white American shorthair also enjoys a snooze on the cushion inside the studio kick drum.

Frankie himself is not a name-dropper, but observers note that he only started sleeping in the kick drum after Nashville percussion great Bryan Owings (Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller et. al.) paid Marotta a studio visit that included a drum-cushion adjustment.

Do you have a pet who loves to come to work with you, and accepts whatever's going on? We'd love to hear the story and see a photo!

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Gary Thompson May 07, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Luke the Lab is a gregarious middle aged 95 pound Yellow Labrador who tries very hard never to miss a day of work! He is very loyal to the office staff, always making sure he's available to pick up scraps, clean out the garbage cans and give a wag of his tail. He is our official Ambassador of Greetings, and even has his own page on the company website - you can check him out here http://www.1250media.com/About-Us/Luke-the-Lab/
Bill Miller May 07, 2012 at 07:45 PM
We love having Luke come in the office! He's a big fan of long naps too. Here's a blog article about his adventures in Downtown Napa. http://www.1250media.com/Blog/Labrador-Smells-Downtown-Napa/131/
Louisa Hufstader May 07, 2012 at 09:52 PM
What a sweet and lucky pooch! Now we need to find a home and a job for this big fella, Lofty, from the Animal Shelter: http://napa.patch.com/blog_posts/ncas-feature-pet-lofty

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