Clay (どぐろう,Dogurou?) is a lazyhamstervillager who first appeared in New Leaf. His name refers to the material that Dogu were made out of, which is what he is based on. His picture quote is a reference to the 1931 song "Life is just a bowl of cherries." He has the nature hobby.
Clay is a brown hamster. He has a rust-colored, raccoon-like mask surrounding his eyes, which are light brown with horizontal pupils. He has swirly, wisp-like eyebrows and three red dots below each eye. His paws and belly are light brown, with a rusty color around the edges. The insides of his ears are bright teal. His design may be a reference to the Japanese "Dogū," clay figurines built in the Jōmon period. Clay initially wears the Uncommon Shirt.
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As a lazy villager, Clay (villager) will be friendly and easy to get along with due to his laid back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he has a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, like when fishing. Clay (villager) will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a lifestyle of exercise and fitness, which conflicts with the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He will get along with other lazy villagers with whom he will talk about food, comics, or superheroes. He will also get along well with normal, peppy, smug and sisterly villagers, and occasionally cranky villagers, but may from time to time annoy snooty villagers, who disagree with the lazy lifestyle.
Clay's house seems to be based on an African savannah. He has a fossil, as well as a hammock and a cow skull. There is also a bonfire in the center of the room. His choice of wallpaper and flooring is the Garden wall, and the Western desert. Clay initially owns no stereo, but when he gains one it plays the song K.K. Safari.
In New Horizons, Clay's house has a yellow-orange stucco-style exterior with a light brown straw roof and dark red door.