It’s a difficult time for all of us right now and the team at eTestware, part of theICEway ecosystem of companies, are also missing their morale-boosting office mascot: Bacon the dog…
Everybody at theICEway has been working remotely for the past couple of weeks, and most of the team have managed to stay positive with the sad exception of our eTestware brand. ‘Why have they not been able to put on a happy face?’, you might ask, but the answer is actually very simple when you know it: The absence of Bacon the dog from their lives.
Just look at that face. Bacon is clearly sad to be away from the eTestware team, but perhaps not as sad as they are to not be in a position to cuddle their mascot. We spoke briefly with Bacon’s house mate, Jara, to see how this loveable canine was holding up…
Jara, how is Bacon holding up?It seems that she really misses all the attention she had in the office, so she is trying to be super close to those people who are around her at this time. As the situation started to escalate here in Estonia, we moved out of the city to the countryside, where Bacon has a lot of space to run around in – I think this has helped her a bit, although she does look a bit sad when I mention the eTestware team.
Over at ICE Technology Services, we have been looking into the various remote working routines adopted by the staff – does Bacon have a routine of her own just yet?
She does actually; she wakes up early in the morning to have a walk and breakfast, then she comes to sleep on my lap during the team meeting, so everyone from the team can hear how she is snoring.
The team does still have some ‘contact’ with her then?A little, but it’s definitely not the same. I think we all miss each other but having a routine definitely helps.
Beautifully brought back on track! Please continue with Bacon’s typical day…After the meeting she will usually take a nap, before waking up around lunch time and playing with her toys. Then she eats lunch, goes for a quick walk and then sleeps again.
That sounds like my grandfather!
No, not really. Sorry. Please continue.
Before she goes to sleep in her bed, she always picks up all of her toys and takes them with her, it’s so cute!
I can imagine! And does she awaken or is that it until the next day?!
Of course she wakes up, she’s not lazy! When she does, she likes to stretch her back in such a way that it looks like she is doing yoga exercises!
Very cute.She is. During the evenings she likes to go for a longer walk, where she can run around a lot and try to catch falling leaves. After that, if our other family members are watching a movie, Bacon will lay down on the sofa and join them!
This sounds like quite a life…She is definitely enjoying herself, I think!
What does she do once the movie is over?She doesn’t watch the whole thing because she goes to sleep early, so that she is full of energy in the morning and can wake everyone up!
How thoughtful!! Do you think she will want to go back to the office once the time comes??Definitely, this is like a holiday for her but she can’t wait to be back around the team, getting LOTS of attention!!
Just a final question for you; Bacon is an unusual name, how did she come by it?She sometimes makes noises that remind us of a small pig, so we thought that calling her Bacon was both funny and fitting!
Both Bacon and Jara are looking forward to being reunited with the eTestware team, and as soon as that happens we’ll provide an update with more photos. It is a very trying time for everybody right now, but it is our hope that this blog piece will raise even the faintest of smiles amongst our followers…
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