Through the years we have been incredibly lucky to meet some special characters in the course of our work, and this week we wanted to share with everyone the story of our own little company mascot and our very own “events dog” Ernie. Truly a one of a kind, Ernie was with the Precise team since it’s inception and although his knowledge on event production may have been lacking, he was an integral part of the Precise story!
Eight years ago before the creation of Precise Events, the team who would go on to form the company were working at a live event in Ayrshire. It was a rare and glorious summer afternoon as the audience enjoyed a great lineup of live bands including The Commitments and the day in which we were introduced to Ernie.
Now when we say that it was this day that he wandered into our lives, we literally mean it! During the event we spotted a curious Labrador wandering up to us looking for something to eat, naturally we gave in to what we would come to know as the Ernie stare, a hypnotising and adorable look he specialised in when hungry!
Once fed, Ernie became very attached to the crew throughout the event, but the thought lingered, where was this dog’s owner? Following the event we simply couldn’t leave the poor little guy and had taken him to the authorities. After a few weeks and no claim, Company Director Andy adopted him into his home.
Over the years Ernie proved to be a truly loyal and often hilarious member of the team at Precise. In his youth he would often accompany Andy to work, and really endeared himself to everyone he met along the way, in fact we still have people asking about him!
For our readers who have dogs themselves you will know that canines love a bit of mischief, and Ernie was no different. He loved a wander and loved his food, and while the team were busy working at the unit he would often go missing, over the years finding him in a variety of places including a nearby take away, a Morrisons store and even in the middle of a roundabout.
Our absolute favourite story however has to be when we returned to the old Precise HQ to find our rubbish bins absolutely ravaged, with litter everywhere we had absolutely no idea how this could have happened…until we turned to see a very sheepish looking Ernie wander past with an empty onion bag underneath his collar!
Ernie sadly is no longer with us all here at Precise, losing his battle with some health problems this year. He is of course missed by all the team here, but he leaves behind some awesome memories that will always put a wee smile on our face. A friend, pet and mascot for Precise, Ernie the Events Dog will be remembered fondly.