Shemp, this week's freelance pet, provides some much-needed distraction and inspiration for her owners Carolyn and Blake as she hops around their desks.

Name: Shemp the Rabbit

Owners: Carolyn Packard, Graphic Designer | www.carolynpackard.com
Blake Packard, Illustrator | www.blakepackard.com

Favorite activities: Eating, getting pets behind the ears, sleeping, doing crazy bunny hops, stretching out on the carpet, jumping onto the couch.

Items she has destroyed: Shemp has contributed to the success of the Apple Store by my repeated trips to replace the power cord for my laptop.

Ways she brightens our work/lives: Shemp will often hop into my office or near Blake's desk to hang out while we work. Sometimes if I need a break, I will stop and give her pets and attention. Shemp is also a great companion for late night projects, and will sit under my desk or chair. She has inspired both my design and Blake's illustration.

If she could speak, she would say: "Stop working and feed me, human!"

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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