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Charles Johnson
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Berkeley, a German shepherd "with big shoulders, black gums, and weighing more than some men," is the protagonist, or main character, of "Menagerie." Berkeley is the watchdog at Tilford's Pet Shoppe, and is known as one of the best watchdogs in Seattle. At the beginning of the story Berkeley is proud of, and content with, his job as watchdog. Although the owner of the shop isn't particularly nice to him, he remains faithful to his master. When Mr. Tilford does not show up at the shop for several days in a row, Berkeley reluctantly lets the other animals out of their cages so they can get to the food supply. Berkeley tries to make sure all of the animals get their share of food, and to protect the vulnerable ones from being attacked by the predatory animals, but the animals become more and more violent and nasty toward...

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