Meet Piper the Airport dog

  
Via:  sparty-on  •  last year  •  17 comments

Meet Piper the Airport dog

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Wildlife Control at Cherry Capital Airport




K-9 Piper’s function is to increase safety by responding directly to reports of wildlife and conducting regular patrols. He spends most of his time chasing birds and other wildlife away from the runways and taxiways. Border Collies are perfect for this type of work because they are natural herders.




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Sparty On
1  seeder  Sparty On    last year

I was driving by this airport the other day and thought about Piper.   So meet Piper.

I met Piper years ago when working at this airport.   Piper passed away last year.

He was good boy!    What a great dog.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1  KDMichigan  replied to  Sparty On @1    last year

I drive by everyday. 

Piper was our best home town celebrity. His owner brought him to my buddies birthday party after his wife asked him to.

He is a far better celebrity than that fat POS Michael Moore who thinks he is something special here. 

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     last year

What a great story and great dog....The airport guardian to say the least. 

So sorry to hear that Piper walked on...His ability to sit next to a hovering copter and sit there as the Blue Angles taxi by..Amazing. 

Has the airport found another dog to follow in Piper paw steps?

 
 
 
Sparty On
2.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Kavika @2    last year

Not sure but good question.   I'll try to find out.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
2.2  KDMichigan  replied to  Kavika @2    last year

My friend knows the owner Brian Edwards and he said he is not looking and don't think he can replace the dog, he was a one of a kind. 

I'm not even sure if he works at the airport anymore.

 
 
 
Sparty On
2.2.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  KDMichigan @2.2    last year

Yeah, they rip your guts out they leave that's for sure.

Makes me smile when i think of the times i met Piper and watched him work.

A real anti varmint fur missile he was ....

 
 
 
Kavika
2.2.2  Kavika   replied to  KDMichigan @2.2    last year

Great video, thanks for posting this KD...

Dogs can do amazing things from being a K9 paratrooper to being service dogs for vets...

American Humane takes shelter dogs and trains them to be service dogs for disabled vets. They find the dogs, pay for the training, which is considerable, and all other expenses. Then they are matched with a deserving vet. FREE OF CHARGE and vet care for life as well. 

This program is saving two lives, the shelter dogs and the vets. 

Take a minute to read about it. 

https://www.americanhumane.org/initiative/pts-service-dogs-for-veterans/

 
 
 
KDMichigan
2.2.3  KDMichigan  replied to  Kavika @2.2.2    last year

Dogs are awesome.....cats not so much.jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"
3  The People's Fish, Still "Hand Of The Queen"    last year

Great seed, voted up.   (ya got to vote for better content so it floats to the top)

 
 
 
Sunshine
4  Sunshine    last year

Dogs are amazing.  

Good job Piper!

 
 
 
Jasper2529
5  Jasper2529    last year

Thanks for sharing Piper's story, Sparty On. I hope they'll train another canine friend. Dogs are great in so many ways!

 
 
 
KDMichigan
6  KDMichigan    last year

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  KDMichigan @6    last year

Nice KD! 

Thanks for that!

 
 
 
Kavika
6.2  Kavika   replied to  KDMichigan @6    last year

Great video KD...

 
 
 
Ender
7  Ender    last year

I agree with kavika. It would take a special kind of dog to be around all that noise and activity.

 
 
 
TTGA
8  TTGA    last year

Seldom got that far north, and only once by plane, so I never got a chance to meet him.  Sounds like I lost the chance to meet someone special.  Great story Sparty.

 
 
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