Geoff is a busy guy with a busy life. Geoff is a Project Manager/Engineer at SeaRobotics, a growing robotics company on the east coast of Florida. Outside of work, he and his wife have a pretty bustling household with their two kids, both of which are furry. We're going to focus on Isabella, an eleven-ish year old English Bully. Like all dogs, she has more than one name, depending on the circumstances - Izzy, Smush, SmushMush, Bear Pig are the most frequently uttered names.
Izzy has her own opinions and will let you know what your opinion is when she gives it to you. "Izzy....when she wants something she lets us know, usually with one bark. She's a pretty good communicator," Geoff said.
Compared to Lola, who will harangue us with a five minute barking spree, it's refreshing to hear about a dog that is succinct and to the point. Why go one for five minutes when a single utterance will do?
Like most four-legged family members, Izzy makes Geoff smile when he comes home from work, no matter what his day is like. And work can get pretty hectic. "I come home...and I just smile. Izzy is it." Almost anyone who has a dog in their life...or hell, a companion animal of any sort, really - can understand and relate to this sentiment. "Izzy is every bit of our family as any human is. To my wife, Izzy is everything, the most important family member, even over me!" Geoff said, laughing. "To me, she is an equal to any other family member."
Geoff & Izzy Enjoying The Breeze
Geoff said that Izzy loves boating and the beach and in fact, they go out almost every weekend. Geoff knows that bullies can't overdo the outdoors, and he takes precautions. And like a good dad, Geoff said they always have their emergency kit with them - one gallon of cool water.