Name: Rita Lee AKA Mamba AKA "Fiesta Chip"

Owner: Mel Larsen | Freelance Graphic Designer | mlrsn.com

Favorite activities: Eating, cuddling, singing & charming strangers with her puppy dog eyes.

Items she has destroyed: She seems to have a discerning sense of fashion because she only destroys my best shoes. She can also destroy a full bowl of food in 5 seconds flat then immediately beg for more.

Ways she brightens my work/life: Whenever I come back into the "office" I am greeted with a lovely 'woo-woo!' My work day would be so dull without my Rita cuddle breaks.

If she could speak, she would say: "What's that? Did you hear that? I'm on the case!" runs away

Here's a great illustration of some doggies from Rita's owner Mel (who has a really great portfolio you can check out here.)

Have a pet that helps you get through your freelance life? Share your pet story today by emailing a photo and filling out the form above to lvanthoen@freelancersunion.org, and we'll feature your freelance pal on this blog and in a photo gallery! Just as we are united through our common love of independence, may this allow our freelance partners-in-crime to be united in a bond of common, loveable insanity.

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