by Luanne Lim
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.”