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My Dog Cosmo

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Amanda Hirsch of Creative DC (creativedc.org) pokes fun at the limitations of Powerpoint as a communications technique by giving a corporate presentation - complete with bullet points and clip art - …

Amanda Hirsch of Creative DC (creativedc.org) pokes fun at the limitations of Powerpoint as a communications technique by giving a corporate presentation - complete with bullet points and clip art - all about her dog, Cosmo. NOTE: Sadly, Slidshare doesn't support the cheesy animation that is a major part of this presentation. Developed for Ignite DC, May 2009.


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  • 1. By Amanda Hirsch Blogger, CREATIVE DC http://www.creativedc.org
  • 2. Q: What do you call a dog detective? A: Sherlock BONES
  • 3. My name is Amanda Hirsch. I have had dogs my whole life. I prefer dogs to babies. I talk to dogs I pass on the street. I am obsessed with Cosmo. I do not take criticism of him well. I volunteer for the Washington Animal Rescue League so I am a good person. You can visit the WARL site at http://www.warl.org. Cosmo has the KEY to my heart!
  • 4.  Stress Relief  Companionship  Dogs Need Homes  Better Than Cats!!
  • 5.  There are approximately 74.8 million owned dogs in the United States  Thirty-nine percent of U.S. households own at least one dog  Most owners (63 percent) own one dog  Twenty-five percent of owners own two dogs  Twelve percent of owners own three or more dogs  On average, owners have almost two dogs (1.7)  The proportion of male to female dogs is even  Ten percent of owned dogs were adopted from an animal shelter  On average, dog owners spent $219 on veterinary visits (vaccine, well visits) annually  Seventy-five percent of owned dogs are spayed or neutered Source: American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) 2007-2008 National Pet Owners Survey
  • 6. Duration Rachel, bassett Roger, mutt Valentine, bassett Gwendolyn, dachsund
  • 7. 1. 9/99 - Saw ad in Washington Post 2. Called lady to make sure puppies were still available 3. Booted up computer, used Mapquest to get directions, printed directions 4. Drove from Chevy Chase, Maryland to Winchester, VA in our red Saturn 5. Met Cosmo and his brother 6. Cosmo came over to sniff us – a good sign!!!! 7. Got Cosmo & drove home
  • 8.  Names considered included: Jackson Homer Brownie Mr. Woofles Baron von Barksalot Dog Little Dog These names made Cosmo sad, like this baby 
  • 9.  Age: 9.5 Eyes: Brown  Hair: Black, tan  Height: Not sure  Weight: 35 pounds  Tail: Long, furry
  • 10.  Border collie?  Australian shepherd?  German shepherd?  Spaniel of some sort? Dachsund?  We don’t know.
  • 11. QUESTION: Does Cosmo lift his leg to pee? ANSWER: YES!!!!!!
  • 12. Affinities Aversions Core Areas for Competencies Improvement Baby carrots Lettuce Expressive Humps Pillows Me Puppies who Cute, snuggly, Tries to steal get in his face SOFT sushi Discarded Getting his Loyal Stops in the chicken bones nails trimmed middle of a on Columbia walk for no Rd. apparent reason Belly rubs Walking in the Makes the men N/A rain at the hospice happy Chasing his Visiting places Sleeps in, good N/A stuffed duck where he can’t napper get on furniture
  • 13.  He looks cute  Reminds me of our old apartment where this was taken. The date stamp helped me remember this.  It’s funny b/c it looks like he’s reading the paper but he isn’t really!  I think it’s the NY Times but it might be the Post - I like the ambiguity.
  • 14. COZZIE COZZIE-ROO CIZZIE MINI COZZIE PANTS PROFESSOR WOOF WOOF SIR BARKSALOT BEAR
  • 15.  His first time playing in the snow - he looked like a dolphin in ocean waves  The happy dance he does when we let him off leash to chase sticks  When Jordan was singing and he started howling in unison  How he makes the guys who live in the hospice light up  Sharing a cab with him in NYC
  • 16. Bosmo Dosmo Rosmo Mosmo? Frosmo Kosmo

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