A’s left-hander Sean Dolittle and girlfriend Eireann Dolan made headlines this week when the latter offered to purchase tickets from Oakland fans vowing to avoid the club’s upcoming LGBT Pride Night (June 17). This noble gesture overshadowed another, somewhat less crucial story regarding the couple, that being one in which they claim they were pressured to prepare a resume for their dog. SF Gate’s Chris Johnson explains what happened last February when Dolittle and Dolan attempted to sign a lease for a new apartment :
The catch was that the couple was required to write a resume for Stella, their loveable, friendly 5-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback. Nothing too complicated, the landlord assured them. He provided them with a three-page sample resume for dogs and a word of advice. “Think about it a little more in-depth than what you would do for yourself,” Dolan recalled.
That’s when Dolan’s wry sense of humor kicked in. She put together a tongue-in-cheek resume for Stella that hit all the high points, from her pedigree to her educational achievements. Stella’s college: DePaw University, Grades K through 9. Stella confirmed that she worked as a dog during the baseball season and continued her work as a dog in the off-season. She was also listed among Oakland’s Hella Well-Behaved and Quiet Dogs and her skill set included donning a trench coat and climbing atop another dog (not like that!) in order to walk in upright to a bank and apply for loans.
Apparently, Stella’s resume did little to impress management. The couple was denied an apartment. The official reason: their vehicle was five inches taller than the garage stall provided for it.