Uma is our official office pet. Registered with the National Greyhound Association before her early retirement at the tender age of two years old, she comes from a long lineage of winning purebred greyhound race dogs. Her racing career consisted of only ten races at the local Flagler Greyhound Track, where she reached third position in two races. Her racing prowess is no match for her discerning personality and unparalleled beauty; shy with strangers and comforting to her family, her life evolves around a good homemade meal and a long walk in the neighborhood park. With a weight of 61 lbs, an elegantly thin body, soft beige colored fur, and endearing brown eyes, she captures the heart of anyone who takes the time to know her. Lounging around the office, digging large holes in the backyard, and chasing neighboring cats are among her favorite pastimes. Her work responsibilities include providing stress relief to office members, moral support for long nights at work, and the occasional diversion from difficult design challenges. With a watchful eye, she also doubles as an alarm system, doorbell, and smoke detector. Rescued from her former racing career by “Friends of Greyhound”, she has adapted perfectly to our work environment. Silently supportive, she quietly prowls around the office and stops by for a caress just at the right moments. At a top racing speed of around 40 mph, she is the definition of a sprinter, running for probably two minutes a day while sleeping for an average of eighteen hours. Whether racing or sleeping, we consider her one of the most valuable members of our team.