If you stroll into Larkin Street Laundry at the end of the day, you could get a special greeting.
Cody, an 8-year-old golden retriever, assists his father in closing the laundromat every night. Cody takes his work extremely seriously: he sleeps on top of the washing machines while his father cleans and puts everything away.
Cody’s father, fortunately, doesn’t mind that he isn’t the best worker.
“My father runs the laundry and has always brought our dogs there with him when he closes up at the end of the day,” Stephanie told The Dodo. “Our former dog used to sit on the chairs and observe customers and passers-by, but Cody is faster than him.”
“After we attempted to convince him to just sit on the chairs, he worked out how to climb from the chair to the smaller washers and then to the bigger washers,” she explained. “He’s a little lazy than our former dog, so he’d prefer to lay down and wait for pets and attention.”
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.
Cody can keep an eye on everything going on at the laundromat from his elevated vantage point.
“I think he enjoys being on top of the washers because he can see everyone at eye level,” Stephanie explained. “He’s also a little snobbish for a dog, so I’m guessing he loves 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.