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True Story: Angella W.

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This is True Stories, where you’ll meet the people that anchor True Fabrications! Check out our last profile here, and check back soon for more True Stories and Dogs of True!

Name: Angella W. (a.k.a. Alien Angella)

Job Title: Graphic Designer

Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Time at True: 3 years

Favorite place in Seattle to take visitors: The White Horse Trading Co. in Pike Place Market. It’s a dark and cozy British style pub that looks like an I Spy book. The ceiling and walls are covered in random objects like swords, keys and flowers. You might even get a chance to meet the owner’s Irish Wolfhound – the largest dog I’ve ever seen!

Favorite True product: The Beerzilla Bottle Openers and Moby Whale Bottle Opener. The red bear-devil is always stuck to my fridge and I keep Moby on top of a stack of vintage books. One of those books is titled The Whale. I thought it was funny.

Approximate number of True products in your house: 26 proprietary items not including wine bags!

Favorite drink: I’m a sucker for the sweet stuff. Manischewitz, sweet tea with vodka and lemonade, and anything with Bailey’s or chocolate liqueur. Basically I drink candy.

One unusual item on your desk: Work desk – lumpy, adorable animals made out of silicone putty. Home desk – a miniature cabinet of thimbles.

Favorite moment at True: At our 2014 holiday party, a bunch of my True friends made it snow for me! I jokingly said that I wish it would snow a few weeks before and, like Santa, they made it happen by hand cutting paper into a million “snowflakes”. McKenna even cut her finger by accident and bled on a few snowflakes – a true testament of friendship. They sat me down on a chair and gently dumped it over my head. It was magical.

Song stuck in your head right now: The one I just made up. It doesn’t have words.

What’s the last thing you took a picture of? My dog Curie on the beach!

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Dogs of True: Lady

Meet Lady, assistant party planner and one of our many #DogsOfTrue!

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Name: Lady Lou Martin

Person: Taylor M., HR

Job title: Festivities Lead – I help Taylor plan all True’s theme days and parties.

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(Working hard from Taylor’s lap, I swear.)

Time at True: 1 year, 6 months

Favorite True products: The Rustic Farmhouse Wood-Bound Slate Board paired with the Rustic Farmhouse Gourmet Cheese Set.

Best Dog Friend: Oakley!

Favorite True moment: My favorite True moment didn’t actually happen at True but with my best friend from True, Oakley.  We spent a weekend at my cabin in Shelton, Washington this summer, swimming and sunbathing the entire time. Oakley is terrifically athletic! I’m a little jealous…

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(That’s Oakley swimming.)

Lady Boating

(I prefer boating myself.)

Favorite activity: Snuggling, sleeping and hanging out with my humans.

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(My humans are almost as pretty as I am! That’s Taylor, second from the left.)

Signature trick to get attention: Playing dead – everyone always pulls out their cameras to film me, they’re so impressed by my acting talents.

Hot Dog Lady

(How could you not want this face on film?)

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Worst trouble I ever got into: One day my brother, Tristan the chocolate lab, knocked a huge unopened bag of pepperoni sticks down from the kitchen counter while my humans were out. When they came home they found me lying on the ground with the very last pepperoni stick in my mouth – I was so full that the most I could do was suck the juices out. My humans thought I was in a pretty pitiful state as is, so I didn’t get any additional punishment – my tummy was in the biggest trouble!

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(I’m in the middle – Tristan is in front, oblivious to the camera.)

Fun fact: My fur used to be sleek and shiny but I had a bad reaction when I underwent anesthesia for a surgery, and it caused my fur to poof out like crazy. This (among a few other things) is why my family calls me Crazy Lady or Donna Pazza!

Lady Yawning

 

Follow me on Instagram @LadyLouMartin, and check back on the True Blog soon to meet my fellow #DogsOfTrue!

 

True Story: Jessica P.

Welcome to True Stories, where you’ll meet the people that anchor True Fabrications!

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Name: Jessica P.

Job Title: Sales Lead (West Coast Rep)

Birthplace: Tacoma, Wash.

Time at True: 2.5 years! WOW.

Favorite place in Seattle to take visitors: Palace Kitchen if they’re foodies, but Mt. Rainier is also a must (sunrise side, of course).

Favorite True product: HOST Filter, Colossal Ice Cube Tray (pictured), and the Hammered Moscow Mule Mugs!

Approximate number of True products in your house: Too many to count!

Favorite drink: Dirty Belvedere martini (bleu cheese olives please!) is usually my go to, but my BFF recently turned me on to bourbon (I love Eagle Rare) with a splash of soda and a dash of bitters with lime. Also wine. Red, red, wine. Okay, I like to drink.

One unusual item on your desk: My cowboy boot bottle holder (I spent a lot of time in Texas, what can I say?).

Favorite moment at True: Our Hawaiian vacation!

Song stuck in your head right now: “Trouble” by Ryan Adams, can’t get enough of his new album. Also been jamming to a lot of Real Estate’s “Atlas“!

What’s the last thing you took a picture of? Cuban sandwiches I made in honor of Paseo.

Best impulse buy you ever made: My pup, Molly (except for she was free).

Dogs of True: Taiko

Meet Taiko, product model extraordinaire and one of our many #DogsOfTrue!

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Name: Taiko

Job Title: Product Model

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Person: Val, Marketing Design Manager

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Best Dog Friend: Shadow

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Time at True: 1 year, 8 months

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Favorite True Product: Playful Pup Bottle Holder

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Favorite True moment: When we moved into our new office, the first time I got to run around the roof with the other dogs. It was the BEST.

Dog Collision!

(Left to right: Oakley, Rain, Cedar, me and Rasta. You’ll meet them all soon.)

Favorite activity: I love testing the Beer and Wine FREEZE Cups – I take them from Erin in HOST and run around the office with them.

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(That’s Erin in my kennel.)

Office Friends

(I’m very popular.)

Signature trick to get attention: Tripping, bumping into walls.

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Worst trouble I ever got into: One time Val went into a meeting without me, so I pulled all the papers off her desk and ate her catalog.

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Fun Facts: I’m the only known dog to have failed the guide dog test on clumsiness alone. Here’s what my reviewer said about me:

“Early in training, it was noticed that Taiko lacked coordination and general body control, tripping and even falling on a regular basis, especially on stairs. He was thoroughly examined by our vet and an outside neurology specialist. Though nothing definitive was found during medical testing, his coordination was compared to that of a 6 month old puppy. It was decided that Taiko’s lack of coordination could pose safety issues when guiding a blind client. Due to this, Taiko is being career changed. He is a friendly and affectionate dog who will make a nice addition to a loving family home.”

The entire True team was ecstatic when I failed the test – and I got to come back to Val and True for keeps!

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Follow me on Instagram @TaikoWaiko, and check back on the True Blog soon to meet my fellow #DogsOfTrue.