When Hamilton rented a studio to work on his kimono design business, the contract for his new workspace clearly stated that no pets were allowed. Nashi goes everywhere with him, though, so as he was moving his equipment and supplies into his new space, Nashi was there, barking out of excitement, and of course, the landlord heard him.
The next day, the landlord asked Hamilton if he had a dog — but the conversation did not go at all the way he expected it to.
“On my first day of actually working there, I left Nashi at home and knocked on the landlord's door to formally introduce myself and give her a gift,” Hamilton said. “The FIRST thing she asked about was the dog — so I thought I was in trouble. But it turned out that she just really loves dogs, and she had been waiting to ask to meet him ever since she had heard the first bark. I ran back home to get Nashi so that she could come around and meet him.”