The bush fires that has engulfed Australia has been a devastating and terrible thing to see from afar with so many lives (both humans and animals) lost to the fire. Out of this tragedy, however, comes tales of heroism and bravery, such as this one featuring Patsy the Wonderdog who has heroically kept on doing her job and tending to the over 1000 sheep that she’s responsible for.
Patsy the border collie rounded up the sheep and brought them to a safe paddock on her owner’s farm in Corryong, Victoria. Meanwhile, her owner also heroically tried to put out the fire bearing down on their property with a tractor equipped with a tank of water. So far, they’ve managed to save most all of the sheep from the fire.
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Many people have asked for the original video of Patsy to be put up, so here it is....when I stood in this burnt black paddock after the fire ripped through our family farm in Corryong, all I wanted to do was show our friends and family that we were ok, that we were still here, and that even in all the devastation we still had so much to be grateful for. So many others have lost quite literally everything they have. I never dreamed that these 20 seconds of Patsy in a paddock would spread across the world, and that me posting pictures of a little black and white dog would become my way to help my hometown recover from the worst fires in living memory. It’s funny how life works sometimes... These fires are not over. Not even close to being over. They will burn for weeks, months even, and communities all over Australia are going to be hit just like Corryong has been. Our fire season here isn’t even half way through, and it seems like nowhere is safe. It’s easy to feel helpless. But, it’s also easy to help. Make a donation to bushfire relief, no matter how small it is, trust me it will be appreciated. Every little bit helps!