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We would all like to think that PetsWeekly's team is filled with like-minded individuals, each of which have elaborate degrees conferred by Ivy League institutions. Hopefully these degrees lie within a diverse range of subjects such as business, marketing, fine arts and literature. The truth is, our team exists of three canny canines, a number of arrogant felines and a human who would rather be writing than handling the day-to-day tasks of office life - things such as invoicing and marketing and accounting and tracking. That's fine though. Each of us has an opinion and really, that's what makes a good business - a diverse group of individuals - no matter what the species. The cats each have their own thoughts on how the business should be run, the dogs would rather they were out in the middle of nowhere chasing nothing, and the owner would prefer not to be annoyed with the demands of the dogs and cats. Alas, that is not the way of things. And we deal with what we have. So - meet our management team, such as it is.

 


(aka, The Loud One, The Enforcer, Cat Hockey Referee, Cat Herder and Pack Leader)

Stacy primarily handles the writing, marketing, sales, programming, development, social networking and well - just about anything requiring actual work. This site allows her to continue supporting her pack and pride in the manner they have become accustomed too.


Kyra (aka, "The Cog")

The Cog is in charge of distractions, feline product testing and doing as much as she can to divert "the loud one" from doing any actual work. She demands to be the center of attention, prefers to sleep in an old cardboard box rather than her $800 tree house, and is the Chief Commander of "all things cat."


Tristan (aka, "The Coyote")

Unfortunately, we lost our beloved Tristan in 2010. In his youth, he essentially ran the pack over here and did his best to distract Stacy from actual work. He calmed down dramatically in his old age and throughout 2008-09, preferred to spend his day sleeping. A wolf/coyote hybrid, he always enjoyed being outside, but as he approached the age of 15 years, began managing things from the comfort of air-conditioned luxury. Cheiss has since taken over his position as Pack Leader. It's okay though - Tristan is still the most famous one and has his picture on the cover of the Pack Leader's book.


Cheiss (aka, Knock it off, Joseppy, Chaser, Dork)

Cheiss is the current Alpha of our pack, and he earned this title through a series of arguments with Tristan. As he is younger, more agile and can jump on the back of Tristan's neck and hold on tight, he is able to control the pack. His best friend is The Cog. You can read all about Cheiss and his story of being hit by a car and winning the lottery in our "Herding Cats" story. When he's not carrying his big red Kong ball around (obsessively), he enjoys basketball (he's very good), chasing the cats (although he does love them) and barking at UPS and FedEx delivery drivers.

 


Roscoe our beagleRoscoe (aka, "Stop it!", "Are you kidding me?", "Stop eating the poop")

 

Roscoe had been in our family for over twelve years. He was absolutely the most stubborn creature I have ever met, but there wasn't a mean bone in his body. He loved the other animals much more than he loved people, but he tolerated the Pack Leader fairly well. It took Stacy two years to get Roscoe to wear a collar and she was never able to get him on a leash. He would let her snap the leash on, but the second he felt any pressure on his neck, he rolled on the ground and screamed. We don't know what happened to him, but we suspect it wasn't a good past...

Sadly, Roscoe passed on to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. He died peacefully in his sleep at some point between 1 am and 4 am on April 21, 2010. Roscoe lived a full and happy life with us and he will be missed. He spent his final hours being attended too by Cheiss and the Cog, who loved him with all their hearts. It was a sudden, very unexpected death, and we may never really know what happened.


The pack leader will get to the rest of the Management team soon. It takes a pack to create a site, you know!

stacymantle
Author: stacymantle
About the Author

Stacy Mantle is a freelance writer who currently resides in the southwestern deserts of Arizona with a few dogs, several cats, and a very understanding husband. She is a regular contributor to Pet Age Magazine, Catster, Animal Behavior College, and of course, PetsWeekly. Many of her stories and articles have been translated into several languages, and now reach an international audience. She is also the author of a bestselling urban fantasy/thriller, Shepherd's Moon; a humor book entitled, Conquering the Food Chain: Living Amongst Animals (Without Becoming One), and a line of Educational Activity Books for children.


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Testimonials

  • Stacy is a very talented writer with an amazing ability to write for a variety of subjects from the exceptionally creative to the educationally informative. She has a very creative mind and a passion for animals that shows in all her work.
    Jennifer Allen Owner, Polestar Graphics
  • I worked with Stacy on a daily basis at Insight. Her easy-going attitude made her a real pleasure to work with. As a Senior Copywriter, Stacy consistently produced high quality work in a Fortune 500 environment. Despite a high-volume project environment, Stacy effectively managed projects and helped roll out large-scale campaigns. I would recommend Stacy to any organization looking for someone with a genuine enthusiasm for what they do.
    Ted Goas Developer at Canfield Scientific
  • Stacy is a real asset to the pet industry. Her site, PetsWeekly.com and e-newsletter are informative and well-respected by both pet owners and industry professionals. Looking to spread the word about a new pet product or service? You'll want to be in touch with this super lady for sure!
    Adie Lee Account Manager at BAM Communications
  • Stacy is a driven, savvy writer with considerable knowledge of technology. She is able to multitask as well as train others. Stacy is also a delight to work with--cordial, cooperative, and bright.
    Laura Hine Editor
  • I have worked with Stacy over the last three years in the pet product industry. She is a wonderful person and terrific professional. She is easy to work with and very good at follow-through. She is just the best! I would recommend her to anyone at anytime.
    Johanna E. Hunt President/Owner, DHA Lifestyle PR
  • Stacy is a hard-working, honest individual who takes pride in a job done well, and on time. Working with her has been a true pleasure.
    Tammy Souch Grammatic Effects
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