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Titus the Coton De Tulear

The PostgreSQL pets of the week is Titus the Coton de Tulear, a super cute dog presented by Joseph Sciarrino.

Joseph Sciarrino’s Interview:

Tell us about your pets

Titus is a Coton de Tulear. He is a tiny, 14lb dog with a big name and bigger personality. He loves everyone except he has a habit of barking at german shepards, pitbulls, the elderly, and frenetic children.

He has a few favorite places- notably, any beach. Also, when we lived in Brooklyn he would sit and watch the Manhattan skyline. Now that we live in San Francisco, he enjoys the Duboce dog park mostly.

One of the best things about being a Coton de Tulear is the origin story. Wikipedia says the Coton de Tulear became the national dog breed of Madagascar after swimming across the Malagasy Channel after a shipwreck. How can that possibly be true? Alternatively, it is suggested they made their way to Madagascar on pirate ships - an incredible possibility. Stranger still, the Coton de Tulear was the dog breed Barbra Streisand cloned twice (NYT reports). Titus sitting near a soft drink

How did you choose him?

When we met Titus I wasn’t really looking for a dog. But, he was sweet, calm, and so fluffy! I’d said “Ok, we can get him but only if we name him Titus.” Titus walking on the beach

Does he help you with PostgreSQL?

Yes, Titus likes Postgres because he needs strong consistency and maybe so do I? He sits in his bed by my work desk.

Tell us about the daily routine.

We walk around Duboce Park in San Francisco to meet other dogs in the morning. After, we’ll grab a coffee and he’ll get a treat or a little bacon! He sits by my work desk or goes and takes a nap in the living room. Titus sitting on a tshirt

How did you choose the name?

The name Titus was a joke, but then it stuck. Some people don’t understand the refined humor of juxtaposition, but the best people do.

Anything else you like to add?

Dogs are great!