A Lowe’s in Abilene is attracting attention for one of its employees. She’s not a normal employee; in fact, she has four legs and doesn’t speak.
Charlotte is a 10-year-old golden retriever and started her work at the Lowe’s a few months ago. Her owner, Clay Luthy, got hired at the home improvement store after he realized Lowe’s welcomes service dogs.
Luthy, an Air Force veteran originally from California, can’t bend his left knee. Charlotte is trained to help Luthy back up should he ever fall. But Charlotte proved adept at something else: she entertains customers while wearing a dog-fitted Lowe’s “vest” when Luthy is on the job.
“Everybody loves Charlotte. This definitely was not part of the job description,” Luthy stated.
Luthy, who has a wife and three kids, was a C-130 loadmaster, and he feels right at home at his job.
“I can do pretty much everything. We grew up with nothing, so we fixed things and did it ourselves.”
Since news of Luthy’s hiring, photos of Charlotte and him have earned them quite a following. Lowe’s spokeswoman Karen Cobb says the store was “flooded” with calls and customers after a Facebook photo of the two was posted.
Way to go Lowe’s. I think I’ll go to the one in my neighborhood today, if just to buy a screwdriver.