By Dominick Tao, Times Staff Writer
The sequence of events happens dozens of times every day at the BP gas station/convenience store at U.S. 19 at Nursery Road.
An unsuspecting customer pulls up to the drive-through window. But instead of a store clerk, up pops two paws, deep brown eyes and the tongue-flapping grin of a happy chocolate Labrador retriever named Cody.
Kids in the back seats of minivans often squeal with joy.
Even the usually stony faces of gruff construction worker-types can't help but crack a smile under the dog's unpretentious greeting.
"He hears the bell and goes running. When he pops up, that sets it off," said Karim Mansour, the store's and dog's owner. "Uncontrollable giggling..."