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Verizon Team-Building Greyt Rub-A-Dub-Dub
(or Verizon Goes to the Hounds)
June 27 , 2002

On the afternoon of June 27, 2002, the Network Engineering and Planning-West management team, along with a few guests from other departments, participated in a community service team-building activity with Greyhounds Unlimited (GU). The employees visited the Lemon's kennel where they basically had a mini "Greyt Rub-A-Dub-Dub" (cleaned the stalls, washed the food and water dishes, and bathed, walked and spent some one-on-one time with a few of the adoptable retired racing and rescued greyhounds). GU's webmaster (a.k.a. Dave Gillen) was on-site to take pictures of the newly arrived greyhounds so the employees were requested to pose the hounds and move aside to be out of the picture.

In addition to Susan Lemon, Verizon's own Jim DeGraff (also a GU Board Member) was on hand to provide direction and insight as to the handling and care of the greyhounds.

Toward the end of the day, to make sure the team was paying close attention, they were given a quiz (which will be included in the next newsletter).

The employees made a cash donation, which Verizon matched, the hounds received a little extra attention, and a greyt time was had by all!

Just another opportunity for spreading the GREYT word!

For the visual story, click on one of the thumbnails below to see a larger photo.

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Is this how you walk a greyhound?
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Hey, this is pretty cool!
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Why do I always get dish washing duty?
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Sweep those kennels clean!
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Hey, he's sweeping the kibble into my kennel!
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Teaching about the "two finger" rule of collars.
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Water those greys.
Watch them grow!
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That first tentative touch...
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What's this? Oooo, Manna from Heaven!
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Greyhound kisses are like angel kisses.
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Manning the "drying station."
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Oooops, ya caught me.
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Swab that floor!
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The Verizon Crew
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The reason we're all here.
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Aha! A convert!
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Yeah, I know how to do this.
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I'm still on dish washing duty!
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Really, I'm just looking for a dry towel.

Story and photos are courtesy of Colleen Holden.

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