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Best Bud of the Month: Gracie Grace Gordon, Shop Dog

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If we’re being honest, our Durango dispensary is more “Durango” than the other shops in town: our owners are FLC grads, and if they’re not here, one is rafting/skiing/biking while the other is fishing, and just about everyone else who works here wears one of those puffy coats that marks a bona fide local. But more importantly, we all have dogs (which is a Durangotan prerequisite), and yes, we bring them to work; there’s a whole pack in the back on a good day. For real, there’s simply something about working alongside dogs that tempers even the worst Monday. But there’s one dog in particular who’s here often enough to earn the title of “shop dog,” and she’s so wonderful that this month, she’s Your Best Bud: Gracie Grace Gordon.

Gracie has some Lab in her, but she’s too skinny and short-haired to be a purebred. She’s all the better for it though because she’s smarter and calmer than your average Lab, and she spends her hours here walking from employee to employee with her toenails clicking on the concrete as she asks for treats (it’s perfectly acceptable to offer her a bite of your sandwich, but you have to say “easy” in a serious voice while you feed her or she’ll “accidentally” eat your hand). Gracie is a sweet, old girl who just wants love or to play with her “ladybug,” but she’s always in the back, so you’ve probably never met the dog who brightens our days. This week, we’re going to fix that; here’s Gracie’s interview:

Q. Who’s a good girl?

Gracie. “Me.”

Q. When did you start working for The Greenery?

Gracie. “About twenty years ago (in dog years).”

Q. What’s your favorite way to enjoy marijuana?

Gracie. “I like eating grass. Does that count?”

Q. What’s your favorite outdoor activity?

Gracie. “You know, running, peeing, smelling; pretty much the same things you like to do.”

Q. Tell us about your pet.

Gracie. “Karen Gordon is my human. She’s The Greenery’s Chief Financial Officer, which has something to do with sitting all the time, but she’s super good at throwing things.”

Q. Which station do you stream while you’re working at The Greenery?

Gracie. “What?”

Q. What do you like most about working at The Greenery?

Gracie. “I like all the humans who work with me, because they have thumbs, so it’s easy for them to open the refrigerator.”

See what I mean? Gracie is awesome. She’s a loving pooch who has this uncanny ability to snap you out of a funk with a well-timed lick on your arm while you’re trying to type, and she’s a big part of why all the budtenders you meet have a smile on their faces when you come in. But more importantly, Gracie’s inclusion in our team says something about our company: we love dogs, and our company culture, one that was breed right here in Durango, makes room for our four-legged friends, and there’s nothing more “Durango” than that.

Actually, we love dogs so much that if they’re on a leash and well-behaved, you’re always welcome to bring yours into our dispensary while you shop. I promise your dog will appreciate the smells in here almost as much as you do, and it beats barking from your car in the parking lot any day. So, if you’re twenty-one or older with a valid I.D. proving it, come see us at 208 Parker Avenue and bring along your dog (he or she doesn’t need an I.D.). We’ll give you the best cannabis service and experience in town even if you bring your dogs, because we’re their Best Buds, too!