In honor of Labor Day I wanted to tell you about two super hard-working dogs.
One of them happens to be ME!
As you know, I am a Shetland Sheepdog. Like Steppenwolf was “Born To Be Wild” I was born to WORK! Primarily, HERDING and of course BARKING!
“The Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog.They are small to medium dogs, and come in a variety of colors, such as sable/white, tri-color, and blue merle. They are vocal, excitable, energetic dogs who are always willing to please and work hard. They are partly derived from dogs used in the Shetland Isles for herding and protecting sheep.The breed was formally recognized by the Kennel Club in 1909.“
I may not have sheep to herd but I am a hard worker just the same. My job is 24 hr. security. Yep, all day and night I am on the alert! If there is a blowing leaf, cooking spray being sprayed, a garbage disposal running, a vacuum, a stranger in my midst. I’m all OVER it! Let me tell ya I can bark at the drop of a hat!
Believe it or not there is another dog who works even harder than I do! Mom met him when she went to the BlogPaws 2011 conference the weekend of August 25th thru the 28th. I was excited because when she came home Mom told me all about him!
His name is Tango and he was at BlogPaws with his Mom, (Dayna Hilton) who is the Executive Director of “Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation”
“Tango is a fire safety dog helping save the lives of children. A best friend of Sparkles (the original Fire Safety Dog) , you can read about him on their website he learned everything he knows about being a fire safety dog from her!
You can visit Tango and his Mom, Dayna at www.keepkidsfiresafe.org to learn more about them!
You can also “Like” them on FACEBOOK!
Have a safe and happy Labor Day!
If you can make it through my Mom’s HORRIBLE singing!
Barks and licks and love, Dakota