Lexie the Ute-driving Dog

When you live on a farm, everyone has a job. When you live on an Australian sheep farm with 1900 sheep, that job might be driving, even if you're a dog. Lexie is Jack Russell terrier who tried rounding up sheep, but had a mishap with a large ewe and was injured. Her owner Cam Zschesh said, "Now's the time I could, ya know, teach the dog to drive." So she learned to drive the ute (utility vehicle). Lexie is better protected, and still pulls her weight on the farm by driving while Cam distributes hay. Not that she weighs much at all.

Now, Lexie is too small to reach the pedals, so Cam puts the ute in low gear to get Lexie started. She merely steers, but she's pretty good at it. If she sees sheep, she'll steer toward them because despite her experience, she loves sheep. The smart little dog is proud of her contributions to the family business. Read Lexie's story at ABC. -Thanks, Vireya!

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