Keep them coming I say.
We had a break from the rain yesterday and I went for a bike ride in the morning and then in the afternoon it was a case of going to the recycling depot. All pretty humdrum stuff but nevertheless what our life, in the main, is made up of plus the many other things that we have to do, indeed enjoy doing, with our six dogs, two horses and thirteen acres in rural Southern Oregon.
So I got to my iMac pretty late on in the day and found a delightful article about a dog who has a fascination with a commercial laundromat.
Read it for yourself.
Dog Who Works At Laundromat Can’t Stop Taking Naps On All The Machines
“He figured out a way to climb from the chair to the smaller washers and then to the bigger ones.”
By Lily Feinn, Published on the 11th October, 2021
If you walk into Larkin Street Laundry around closing time, you might get an extra-special greeting.
Every night, an 8-year-old golden retriever named Cody helps his dad close up the laundromat. Cody takes his job very seriously: While his dad cleans and puts everything away, Cody takes a nap on top of the washing machines.
Luckily, his dad doesn’t mind that Cody isn’t the best worker.
“My dad owns the laundromat and has always taken our dogs there with him when he closes up at the end of the day,” Stephanie, Cody’s sister who asked that her last name not be used, told The Dodo. “Our old dog loved to sit in the chairs to watch customers and people pass by, but Cody is more nimble than him.”
“After we tried to get him to just sit on the chairs, he figured out a way to climb from the chair to the smaller washers and then to the bigger ones,” she added. “He’s a little lazier than our old dog, so he’d rather lay down and wait for pets and treats.”
Cody has become the main attraction at the laundromat, providing the perfect distraction for customers waiting for their clothes to finish drying.
This arrangement works out for the independent Cody, who loves attention but prefers people come to him. “His motto has always been: ‘I do what I want,’” Stephanie said.
And from his high-up vantage point, Cody can keep watch on everything going on at the laundromat.
“I think he likes how he can see everyone at eye level when he’s on top of the washers,” Stephanie said. “He’s also kinda snobby for a dog, so I have a theory he likes to feel like a king up there.”
After years of laundromat service, Cody has become a local celebrity — and even the subject of a few memes. But the good boy doesn’t let fame distract him. After all, he has a job to do, and those washers aren’t going to sit on themselves.
That Larkin Street Laundromat is at Nob Hill in San Francisco. I looked it up by clicking on the link in the text.
It is just fascinating what dogs will do. They have a will of their own and yet they seem to be happiest when in the company of people.