75 – Why Are You an Australian Kelpie?

The Australian Kelpie, also called “barbs” and “red clouds”, and not to be confused with the Scottish mythological creature, is a dog from. . . Australia. This time, actually from Australia, and not just named after it like that other Aussie dog. In all honesty, I believe it is only referred to as the “Australian” Kelpie just to stop the confusion with the dog and the Scottish Horse Ghost.

The Kelpie (dog) is very well known for it’s ability to manage most livestock. This includes sheep, cows, chickens, and ducks. As a working dog, these dogs don’t seem to be able to stop and enjoy life. They are constantly needing to work, and even have a signature move where they run along the backs of sheep. Although incredibly uncommon in the United States, this dog is quite popular in its country of origin.

In this episode, we discuss the Australian cultural phenomenon of walking into society while barefoot. We also draw up more excuses on why we missed a couple weeks again. This excuse is unique, I swear!

Song this week is Kelpie the Legend by Bill Robertson.

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