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Pablo

"I've learned a lot about fixing cars"

Photograph: Yael Stempler

Before he lived at Roslyn Motors Body Works, Pablo the dalmation belonged to a customer. One day, the customer asked if shop owner Harry could mind Pablo for a while, and being a nice fellow, Harry said yes. But the customer never came back, and Pablo has been supervising the mechanics and entertaining the customers ever since

Pablo, how old are you and how long have you worked here?

Well I think I’m 12, but I stopped counting. I’ve been on the job for about a decade now.

Do you like your job?

Yeah, it’s a great gig. I get to meet lots of people and I’ve learned a lot about fixing cars from the ol’ boss.

What are your main duties?

I’m responsible for meeting and greeting the customers, and helping them with whatever they need. If they need to talk to Harry, I set it up; if they need to give me pats and rub my belly, I make sure they get their money’s worth.

Do you get along with your co-workers?

All the guys are true-blue fellows, and they’re all top mechanics too. I get along best with Milo, a Staffy who lives with Harry’s son. We have a lot in common because we’re both Scorpios.

What’s the best part about working at Roslyn Motors Body Works?

The customers. Some come by just to say g’day, and some even take me for walks. I don’t even need them to take me back to the shop, I know my way around, and Harry taught me to wait at zebra crossings.

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