Getting Personal with Einstein McFly.
an interview by J. Ben, a dog lover
Many of you know Einstein. For those who don’t, perhaps you’ve seen him on the recent back cover of Bark Magazine. He’s a do-it-all kind of dog: vivacious, nervous, motivated and full of character. Below, things get real as our roving reporter talks with Einstein McFly about grooming, IQ, and what it’s like to be LA’s next canine superstar.
Einstein and I meet over a jar of peanut butter. It’s mid-morning at The Dolphin (his affectionate nickname for the break room at M. Bird Studio. His schedule is so demanding that he couldn’t get away for a proper lunch meeting. As Einstein and I chat, I quickly realize why people are so attracted to him. His soft, shiny coat is the perfect blend of contrasting blacks and browns. And then there’s those paws – cute little socks that give him a daintiness unusual in a dog his size. It’s not all about his looks though! He’s got a naturally gentle demeanor and soulful eyes that make you go gooey inside.
Photo courtesy of Shine Pet Photos
JBen- The first and most important question: who does your hair?
I get groomed at Healthy Spot in Weho and I use the Davines Calming Shampoo and Momo conditioner at home.
JB- You seem wise beyond your years, Einstein. How old are you?
EM- I just turned 35 years this past Christmas…Older than both my parents, if you can believe that.
JB- So you are adopted then?
EM- Well… It’s not something we talk about in our family and my parents will deny it but I have my suspicions. Besides I don’t look anything like my brother and sister!
JB- Where did you get the name Einstein?
EM- Well, when I was a puppy I wasn’t very smart, but I knew one day I would be.
JB- Are you smart now?
EM- I think so! They say Border Collies understand several hundred words and the smartest one ever (named Chaser) knew 1022 words. I think I’m smart but I don’t like to show off.
JB- Did you know at a young age that you would have such a demanding job?
EM- It’s in my blood. Border Collies and German Shepards are working breeds so I knew I would be a hard worker.
JB- How do you cope with such a busy schedule?
EM- I keep a fresh Paleo diet that my parents cook for me, plus I get tons of exercise, and lots of sleep.
JB-What is your favorite thing to do?
EM- Play “find the treat”. I think it’s a ploy to keep us distracted while our parents sneak out of the house but I won’t tell the little ones.
JB- How many days a week do you work?
EM- 2 days, Wednesday and Saturday.
JB- Tell me something you are most embarrassed about.
EM- I pee like a girl.
JB- Who taught you to be such a good boy?
EM- My sister, Bird. She was dumb but got lots of treats, so I like to think she was good.
JB- Is it true that one time you pooped on Bird?
EM- Yea but I don’t like to talk about it.
JB- Can you remember clients at work that you’ve met before?
EM- Of course! It’s my job to remember them!
JB- Have you ever had a girlfriend?
EM- No way!!!! Girls smell funny.
JB- How many toys do you have?
EM- Not too many, I think. Maybe 50.
JB- Your recent ad campaign for Bark Magazine is for shelter pets. Do you know what that is?
EM- I see the commercials with sad music, the animals that don’t have homes. I just want to do my part to help raise awareness.
JB- What is something no one else knows about you?
EM- I can read minds.
There you have it ladies and gents. Keep your eyes peeled and your tails wagging as we wait for what is sure to be a meteoric rise to stardom for this young, handsome, and always lovable ball of fur.