Hank, where and when were you born?
I am not sure when I was born, because before I joined HVAC, Inc. I was illiterate and due to my early separation from my mother I didn't learn my age in dog years. My physician says that I am around five years old in human years, for those that don't know, that is 35 in dog years. I now consider October 29th my birthday and am proud to share that date with Becky Hill. I am at the peak of my working years. I was reborn on October 29, 2009 when I wandered in to the back yard of Edd and Becky Hill, who took me in, fed me, cleaned me up, and offered me this great position with HVAC. I take my job very seriously. No one comes and goes without my knowing it. I would say I'm on top of my game!
What is your lineage and breed?
My father and mother were both Labrador Retrievers. I suspect that I am from a strong lineage but unfortunately due to my early years on the street I have lost all of my credentials. From the curls on my back, I think that one of my parents may have had some Chesapeake Retriever in the family tree. I am not giving up that claim, just in case the Chesapeakes ever get a casino.
Where do you live now?
I live on the banks of the South Holston River up stream from Bluff City, Tennessee. It is a wonderful place. I can swim every day, chase duck and geese out of the yard and off the dock. And, I can spend hours trying to catch the fish swimming around the dock.
What is your educational background?
During my formative years I was trained to retrieve ducks and other birds. I still like to do that but I get equal enjoyment out of retrieving sticks and balls. However, if I hear a shot or see a shotgun I am ready to go again. This training has helped me tremendously in my current position as Director of Home Office Security at HVAC. I am acutely aware of everything going on around me. When all is well I relax but when needed, I can spring to action just like that.
What is your skill set that allowed you to have your current position with HVAC?
I think it is my easygoing nature that makes me compatible for this job, coupled with my keen awareness of good and bad traits in humans. I just have the knack of knowing good people from not so well intentioned people. My deep aggressive voice also make people take notice and know that I am serious so they show their intention immediately.
How did you acquire the position of Director of Home Office Security for HVAC?
I started volunteering about three years ago when Becky and Edd would bring me to the office with them. I didn't just lie around. I got to know everyone that worked there. I soon recognized the need for someone to check out unfamiliar visitors. Everyone liked me so much that they started paying me in treats. Now I can't wait to get to work in the morning. I highly recommend HVAC, Inc. as a great place to work. They readily accept you into their pack and allow you to do your job without interference. It is just one big family and I will do everything I can to protect them.