Insider at the Market Common - Charlie's Corner (10/16)
This month, I’m settling into my surroundings at the new office and I’ve decided on the location for Charlie’s Extra Pad.

Charlie Designates the Whereabouts of Charlie’s Extra Pad

Charlie’s Corner is the domain of Charlie, the furry four-legged lady’s man of the Market Common. Each month, he’ll share information to help all new, visiting, and existing doggie community members get the most out of life alongside their human companions. We’ll feature his reflections on what it’s like to be a dashing downtown doggie, as he reminds all of us how to play well together. 

This month, Charlie gets settled into the new office, and designates “his spot,” aka Charlie’s Extra Pad.

This month, I’m settling into my surroundings at the new office and I’ve decided on the location for Charlie’s Extra Pad. After duly considering the center of the conference table, I decided to pass. What we think we want isn’t always what we need— (wit and wisdom from Charlie’s Extra Pad).

Instead, I’ve picked out something that really fits me— it’s right by the front door and two big windows, so I can greet all the visitors coming in and out and keep tabs on who’s around to pet me.

My cushion, between a big plant and a rack of the Insiders, stays nice and toasty, bathed as it is by the sunlight. It’s even blue so I match the Insider colors. I’m very proud of that.

My people are acclimating to the change too. They’re moving in furniture and filing cabinets, hanging up paintings, and getting acquainted with this end of the Market Common. I love all the changes that my new surroundings bring.

I have a different walking route during the day, and there’s a lot more space at this location for me to explore when I need a switch from sitting on top of Megan’s desk or lounging in Charlie’s Extra Pad. And we’re sponsoring a new event too! I’m so excited about the Daily Morning Mix and Mingle that will be held continuously during the workweek beginning November 1. When he saw my enthusiasm, Jim told me I could invite all my friends and fans too.

Since I love everyone, I thought I’d expand on that invitation a bit. So you— all of our neighbors, readers, advertisers, sponsors, friends, fans, Charlie’s Corner lovers, locals and visitors— are cordially invited to attend the Daily Morning Mix and Mingle at the Insider and Properties at the Market Common office, Monday through Friday from 8:30-10:30am.

There will be a doggie station outside with water and dog treats, and hot beverages and pastries for the humans. And plenty of opportunities to pet me. Be sure to see the official welcome inside.

Speaking of fellowship, treats and yummy things, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I’m really looking forward to that— friends, family, warmth, laughter, love— the inevitable pieces of turkey, ham or other sundries that fall from the table onto the floor and into my ready mouth. It’s mere bliss.

Back at my original pad, it’s beginning to cool off outside daily. Time to settle in with my favorite chew toy and a blanket. I feel so lucky to have such a great home and family. Despite the excitement of so much change and newness, it’s nice to know that some things stay the same.

Until next time, 

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