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How the Sun Ray Saved Grace

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Just over a year ago, I started to use a Sun Ray @ Home.  

I wasn't so sure if I'd like to work from home (I thought I'd be lonely!)

I'm remote from the rest of my team that is in California, but stay very well connected -- I've worked with virtual teams my entire 11+ yrs at Sun, so I know how to get my work done from just about anywhere. 

Adding a Sun Ray@Home into my worklife added a whole new opportunity for flexibility in my overall life.   With minimal travel on the horizon, I finally broke down and got a dog a few months after my Sun Ray arrived.

Grace  (or as I call her - the best officemate I've ever had!) came to my home via the Animal Rescue Network of New England (ARNNE).   She is an older dog who spent over 400 days in an animal shelter before finding her way to NH.

Of all the benefits that my Sun Ray @ Home has provided to ensure some work/life balance, the opportunity to save Grace from one more day in the shelter is at the very top of my list!              
Heard of  Sun Ray Girl?!?!?   Meet SUN RAY DOG! (above)  Grace taking a nap under my desk. (And, in case you are wondering about the Dell on the desk, it's seldom on now that I have my Sun Ray @ Home!)

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Comments ( 4 )
  • skrocki Tuesday, January 9, 2007
    Ah...yay for both of you! I have two adopted dogs. Both of them have turned out to be far more enjoyable than an ill-behaved pure bread dog that I purchased ~15 years ago.
  • SandyB Tuesday, January 9, 2007
    There's something special about the adopted/rescued dogs - young and old.
    And I am so glad to see yours enjoying the snowin Colorado. Love their pretty coats! Grace has a pink raincoat that lights up at night -- there's a human version of the coat from Lands End, but I'm not that crazy yet! ;-)
  • mary Wednesday, January 10, 2007
    Now all you've got to do is start smoking a pipe and we could do a Normal Rockwell picture. :-) mary
  • Lisa Thursday, February 22, 2007
    Thank you for sharing this story. You and Grace are very lucky to have each other. There's nothing like the love of a dog.
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