Avvo is a dog-friendly workplace, and we love to celebrate the office companions who make our days more fun! Inside Avvo will be featuring a different Avvo dog every month for the balance of 2017.
Brutus and Matthew Nixon
When did you get Brutus and where did you get him from?
I got Brutus back in 2009 when he was about 3 months old. I responded to a classified ad for a litter of Boxer puppies. The breeders emailed me photos of the puppies that were still available. I knew I wanted him based off that single photo of him. The next day we met in the parking lot of a Home Depot and I brought him home!
How did you decide on his name?
I am a lifelong Ohio State Buckeye fan. Their mascot is Brutus the Buckeye. People always agree that he does look like a Brutus.
How often do you bring him to work?
Brutus only comes to work on Fridays. He can be distracting!
What’s his favorite treat?
He loves all kinds of fruit. His two favorites are strawberries and bananas with peanut butter. He drools all over them.
What about Brutus makes you smile?
Brutus makes me smile when he makes other people smile, and this is just about every single day. I love getting home from work to see his whole body wiggle with excitement like he hasn’t seen me in weeks. When we go to the beach and he steps on sand, his immediate reaction is to dig and run around like a crazy person. And in the car, watching his lips and ears flop around when he sticks his head out the window.
What is your favorite thing to do together?
This is a tie between hiking and snuggling up on the couch. He’s a total pro when it comes to hanging out: when he wants under a blanket, he will paw at it until you lift the blanket and let him underneath.
If Brutus were a person, who would he be?
Lebron James – tall, athletic, friendly, and tough when he needs to be.