Working Dogs

By Michael Chatfield Photography by Kelli Uldall

YOGI- This is not your ordinary Pug. "He's a healthy, athletic six-year-old," says Yogi's human, Chris Hermen. "He hikes with me. Five miles is no problem for him' Last summer, Hermen came to Monterey to accept the position of Director of Finance at Portola Hotel and Spa. "We lived in the hotel for a time, so Yogi knows the property well. He thinks he owns the place." This pugnacious pug has the run of the hotel and serves as an unofficial and enthusiastic greeter to guests and their dogs.