Dog Receives Award From Mayor After Eight Years Litter Picking
Proving once again that humans do not deserve dogs, an adorable cockapoo has been given a special award after collecting almost 5,000 pieces of rubbish from her local area over the past eight years. Such a good girl.
Daisy, a nine-year-old cockapoo, has been out collecting empty beer cans, coffee cups and discarded plastic bottles since she was a puppy.
While out on walks with her owner Judy Owen, 70, in her local area of Diglis, Worcester, Daisy can be seen sniffing out litter in parks and along the canal, before carrying it home in her mouth, where Judy can recycle it.
Judy reckons little Daisy brings home at least two pieces of rubbish every single day and estimates she must have helped recycle nearly 5,000 items over the eight years.
Now Daisy has been officially recognised for her hard work and eco-friendly skills with a mayoral seal. About bloody time.
Judy said: "I wish Daisy understood how special she was and the award just marks what a special little dog she is.
"She started picking up rubbish when she was around one and I think she discovered it by accident.
"One day she just sniffed out a beer can and then it just carried on from there to coffee cup and plastic bottles.
"She holds them in her mouth until we get home and then drops them on to the front garden before I have to secretly put them in the recycling bin.
"She gets very attached to rubbish, she must think it's some kind of treasure."
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Her litter-picking has earned her some local notoriety and Judy says people know her as 'the litter picking dog'.
Judy was contacted by Worcester Mayor Councillor Jabba Riaz, who asked the pair to visit his office.
Cllr Jabba Riaz said: "I felt it was important to recognise the great work which Daisy has done to keep this city clean.
"I hope this is a lesson to all those who drop litter and that it will encourage people to do the right thing and pick it up. Maybe Daisy will also inspire a new generation of pets to help keep the city clean too."
Daisy is the first animal in the city to receive the award.
Judy added: "It was such a surprise and so overwhelming.
"Daisy thought this was great and went to sit on the velvet chair with a beer can in her mouth. Everyone thought she was hilarious and started laughing."
In response to receiving her honour, Daisy rolled over and said: "Woof, woof, grrrr." Good to see she's not letting it go to her head.
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