Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Why can't my dogs do laundry?

Image from the Dailymail.co.uk
Last week I wrote about all the remarkable things dogs can do, and about the development of technology for dogs. While researching the post I stumbled over a wonderful article in the Dailymail

The article is from last year and talks about service dog Byron. Reading about him makes me think I'm a failure as a pet parent. On a good day, my dogs know sit and stay. Byron knows over 100 commands, and he has truly changed his human's life. Before she got him, she hadn't been outside on her own for over 18 months!

Byron helps his human into her wheelchair every day. He makes the bed, gets milk from the fridge, money from the ATM, and at the supermarket, he can get whatever item she looks at!

He also unloads the shopping basket on the conveyor belt and presses pedestrian crossing buttons with his nose. He does laundry. In the evening, he fetches hot water bottles and puts them in bed, under the covers. Surely, I'm not the only one just loving Byron right now?

To read more about Byron, see more photos, and a video, click here!

~ Maria Sadowski


  1. Wow! Kayo is such a smart dog and I really owe it to her to teach her more! I can almost get her to carry her own ball for an entire walk but that's about as advanced as we can do now. This inspires me to work harder though!

  2. I do help with the laundry by stealing dirty socks and undies ;)

    1. Do you have a special place where you hide them, or do you just want them for the moment? (My first Border Collie hid all his treasures under the bed, lol)