Animals Interesting

This Dog Has An Important Job At The Airport


Every day, Piper gets a ride to work, where she helps keep people safe at the airport. She’s not a bomb or drug sniffing dog though. Instead, Piper works on the airport helping to prevent something that endangers far more passengers -birds being hit by plane engines.


The 8 year-old border collie simply does what comes natural to her -chasing ducks, geese, owls and more away from the runways. Of course, there was some training involved in getting the pooch to get used to the planes as that’s not something dogs normally feel comfortable around.


Even when poor Piper injured her arm she continued to happily do her duty, running along with an adorable yellow cast. That’s not to say she is in danger at work though. Her handlers make sure to equip her with protective earwear and goggles.

Daily Goodness

Daily Goodness

Quote of the Day:
“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” -Jane Austen

Fact of the Day:
Wasps can sniff out food toxins, crop fungus, bodies, drugs, and even 2,4-DNT, a volatile component in dynamite that dogs struggle to smell, so they may be the drug and bomb sniffing dogs of the future. –Source

Today’s Holiday:
National Dog Day and Women’s Equality Day –is it a coincidence they’re on the same date? I don’t think so.

Link of the Day:
The ten best sand artists and their work, via WebUrbanist.