Monthly Archives: April 2015

Working Dogs

You know that we dogs are “Gentle Human’s Best Friend”, loving, loyal, and playful. You don’t often think of us as hard-working, and when you do you think first of police dogs and sheep dogs. But we can do all sorts of other things to help you humans. For example, we make excellent protection dogs.

Protection from, perhaps, that nasty, noisy menace that plagues many ponds and lakes.

Protection from geese.

This is Sally, a geese protection pup. Sally1She is hired by companies who want to discourage geese from moving into their ponds. After all, most of you humans know that geese can be very (VERY) messy, and no one cleans up after them with a little scoop and plastic bag.

And geese can be mean, chasing babies and toddlers who wander too close.

So in comes Sally. Sally2Her job is to chase the geese and make them want to go somewhere else. She runs after them on the lawn, or she will swim in the water to chase them away.

But she only chases geese. She leaves the cute duckies and coots and other water fowl alone.

She is very good at what she does.

Making the world a safer place for pups and gentle humans.

iPhone 023Maybe I can be a working dog, too. I am very good at helping in the yard, clearing away fallen trees and branches. I could do this! Yes, I could.

Does anyone need any trees removed?

Spike

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Cheers!

“Be glad, there’s one place in the world
Where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came,
You want to go where people know, people are all the same,
You want to go where everybody knows your name.”

Good morning, gentle humans. Suzie2I had a wonderful experience a couple of days ago. Dad and I were out for a long hike, as we often are when he is home, and we saw some people on the trail.

You can see them here, in this photo that dad took. They are behind us on the path up the hill. See them?

Well, when we passed them they looked at me and the one in pink suddenly said, “It’s Bailey!”

Suzie1Yessiree dog, she knew my name! Turns out that it was Suzie, with whom dad used to work, and her daughter Morgan. They were out for a long hike, too!

What fun it was to see them. It was like I had always know them, although this was the first time we actually met. Met dog-to-human, that is.

Suzie has read all about me on this blog.

She is probably reading this right now!

Hi, Suzie!

Suzie3After we walked together for a while we separated and went our own ways. I found that the poppies are back! I love these California Poppies … they are so bright and cheerful and happy-making.

And they remind me that Spring is here.

I hope that you all have a wonderful day, a happy-making day, and that you are somewhere where everyone knows your name!

Cheers!