Daily Archives: October 22, 2014

クロンダイクの職業

シロクマ通信です。

市民犬クロンダイクはわずか一歳にして引退し、第二の犬生を選びました。

最初の仕事はおそらく警備です。ベイカーズフィールドという町の近くで牛とか山羊とか鶏とかの警備をしていたのではないかと思われます。しかし生まれたときから決められていたレールに乗るのを拒否し、今度は本当に自分に合ったことをして生きるためにバークレーに引っ越して来て新しい暮らしを始めた。すばらしいですね。こういう勇気ある行動はたたえなきゃいけません。

というわけで日頃はもっぱら昼寝と散歩に集中しているクロンダイクですが、時々は世界を広げようと新しいことをしてみます。

写真は大好きなペットショップでカウンターの中に入り、店員さんの仕事を体験している図。

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この店、クロンダイクがこの世で一番好きな場所なのです。近くまで行くと店のある方向へ歩きたがって大変です。

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Klondike Career Choice

As many of you know, Klondike retired at age one from his first career as a ranch dog in Bakersfield to pursue a second career in Berkeley as a much loved house dog and so far it’s going great. But he’s always looking to diversify his experience and find further ways to merge his passions and his profession.

So it’s no surprise that yesterday Klondike volunteered to intern as a retail sales associate at Pet Food Express, his favorite place in the world. Below he has just finished ringing up some of his first customers and returned their change. Wag.

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Nothing Says “Home” Like Parking The Beast!

Got back from Japan yesterday and celebrated my return to the US early this morning with a Klondike and Mieko Point Isabel dog park romp.

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I know in my heart-of-hearts that if left entirely to his own devices Klondike would probably prefer Pet Food Express to the dog park (seriously, he loves the place.) We let him off leash and he seemed to have fun playing pick-up tag with some of the other dogs, digging at a gopher hole, and going for a brief swim followed by a long shaking session.

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Chris, his dog walker, takes him to Point Isabel three times a week but since he’s made a habit of entirely blowing off her recall commands (usually with delighted, laughing, Dogbert like tail wags) he has lost off leash privileges with her. Perhaps he’ll figure out the error of his ways but I’m not holding my breath.