Thursday, March 3, 2016

Michigan has produced yet another Internet sensation

Posted By on Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 5:15 PM

click to enlarge Look at how badass he looks - PHOTO VIA AIRPORTK9 INSTAGRAM
  • Photo via airportk9 Instagram
  • Look at how badass he looks

Piper the Border Collie has taken over a large chunk of the Internet. Videos (see below) of the 8-year-old dog doing his local airport job has managed to capture and amuse many Internet audiences. He even has a pretty big Instagram and Facebook following.   


What kind of job does Piper have exactly? Not the usual service dog, this pup makes a living (treats and belly rubs) by keeping the runways of Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport clear of wildlife and debris. His official title is Airport K-9 Wildlife Control.


While nepotism may have helped Piper land this gig, his owner/dad (and the airport’s operations supervisor), Brian Edwards, in an interview with WXMI, says, “having the job is rewarding for him because that’s what they’re bred to do, they need a job to keep their mind going.”


Reporting to work donning awesome sunglasses to shield his eyes from debris, ear muffs to protect his hearing from the roar of plane engines and a spiffy vest for safety and style, Piper’s uniform makes him the coolest cat dog in the office. He might even be cooler than Rudi the Cat.



Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation