2018 is off to a lousy start.
Piper the airport dog is dead.
You may recall, I relayed Piper’s story in this space a month ago.
Piper, 9, died last evening, euthanized after a year-long battle with prostate cancer, his human reported.
Friends,It is with the ultimate sadness I must report the passing of my best friend and love of my life.Piper passed…
Posted by Cherry Capital Airport K-9 Team on Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Over his life, he chased 8,367 birds, patrolled 1,907 miles, and worked 6,206 hours, according to Piper’s website.
(h/t: Ali Lozoff)
More good dogs: ‘Miracle’ dog adopted in St. Paul had a secret: a 15-puppy pregnancy (City Pages)
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.