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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

HERO DOG | Hachikō–Wookiee?

Chewbacca.
Hachiko pup. Real. Is
he part Wookiee??
Our puppy Hachikō's name means "little eight" in Japanese.

It was the name of the chūken (loyal-heart) dog that returned faithfully to Shibuya Station every day for more than nine years.

He was looking for his master, famed Tokyo University professor Hidesaburō Ueno, who had died of a heart attack.

You will see me walking Hachikō on 22nd and 21st Streets between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York.

Hachikō Moving to Warrior 2 Position.
We are thinking that our Hachikō, based on similarities of appearance and temperament, is part Wookiee.

He may grow up to be a hero, like Chewbacca, the loyal Star Wars warrior.

So now we wonder:

Should we have his DNA tested? Apparently one can get a dog's DNA for $75. Do DNA tests track Wookiee ancestors? Do we have to locate a specialist on the planet Kashyyyk? Is there a Mormon in the house?

We are overwhelmed with the implications if Hachiko really is part Wookiee.

Should we send him to wherever Chewbacca trained for his spaceship navigation and security job with Han Solo?

Maybe, on reflection, we don't want to know.