Another shining example of just how wonderful dogs are, this story being exceptionally special and courageous. Patsy, a 6-year-old Border Collie/Kelpie mix, is a working dog in Australia’s countryside, and recently guided a large flock of sheep away from a fire zone, even when flames were creeping near.
Most of the dog’s (human) family had to evacuate the scene, but Patsy and her owner stayed behind, making sure the livestock were protected from the fire. Apparently she was cool and collected through the entire ordeal. Very good dog, indeed.
The owner has proclaimed:
“I’d have been stuffed without Patsy, she’s earned front-seat privileges for the rest of her life.”
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Many people have asked for the original video of Patsy to be put up, so here it is….when I stood in this burnt black paddock after the fire ripped through our family farm in Corryong, all I wanted to do was show our friends and family that we were ok, that we were still here, and that even in all the devastation we still had so much to be grateful for. So many others have lost quite literally everything they have. I never dreamed that these 20 seconds of Patsy in a paddock would spread across the world, and that me posting pictures of a little black and white dog would become my way to help my hometown recover from the worst fires in living memory. It’s funny how life works sometimes… These fires are not over. Not even close to being over. They will burn for weeks, months even, and communities all over Australia are going to be hit just like Corryong has been. Our fire season here isn’t even half way through, and it seems like nowhere is safe. It’s easy to feel helpless. But, it’s also easy to help. Make a donation to bushfire relief, no matter how small it is, trust me it will be appreciated. Every little bit helps!