The office of Weber Ryan McGinn is preparing for a birthday celebration like no other. The caterers have been called and employees notified. And the guest of honor? A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel by the name of Emma.
For on Wednesday, Emma, owned by Weber Ryan McGinn president and CEO Dan McGinn, turns four.
This is not Emma's first appearance at the agency. The day after McGinn adopted her, he came home from work at noon to find her crying and decided to bring her back with him. The same thing happened the next day. And by the third day, Emma was running for the leash as McGinn prepared to go to work.
In the past three-and-a-half years, Emma has not missed a single day of work. When McGinn is traveling on business, his wife drops Emma off at the office in the morning and picks her up at night. Emma has her own house in McGinn's office and sits on his lap during conference calls.
McGinn jokingly gave Emma the title of senior stress reducer, one that now appears on her business cards, along with a paw print.
'CEOs of major corporations are often seen playing ball with Emma in the hallway. Reporters sneak her food, and she gets a hundred belly rubs a day,' said McGinn. Employees volunteer to walk Emma when they run out to the post office or to lunch, and single employees claim that she is a magnet for the opposite sex.
McGinn said Emma also takes full credit for President Clinton's decision to adopt his dog Buddy, after he and Emma appeared on a local TV station two years ago and made a plea to Clinton to get a dog.