With our first major winter storm of the season bearing down on us, what we need is a dog like THIS one to grab a shovel and help get those sidewalks and driveways cleared out!

Wait, a dog that shovels snow?!? It's true. And with all the snow that's forecast to fall across southeast Minnesota today and tomorrow, I don't know about you, but I could use SEVERAL snow-shoveling dogs.

Now, I should point out that I have a real fondness for German Shepherds-- the first dog we had when I was a kid was Lucky, a German Shepherd-- so I found this video, starring Gangster, the German Shepherd, pretty cute right off the bat.

And check out how handy Gangster actually is! According to the YouTube video, Gangster really LOVES the snow-- because he gets to help his owner shovel.

Talk about being Man's Best Friend! And check it out below. And it looks like Gangster could actually shovel a pretty good amount of snow, too.

We adopted our dog, Asher, from Paws and Claws Humane Society here in Rochester two years ago. He's originally from Texas and while he's grown used to winters in Minnesota and likes chasing tennis balls and playing frisbee in the snow, I'm guessing he probably wouldn't have had any idea on how to work a snow shovel.

So, I guess it'll just be me behind the snowblower when I get home. But I'll be thinking about how much of a help Gangster would be while I do it!

Listen to Curt St. John mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. on Quick Country 96.5
and afternoons from 2 to 6 p.m. on 103.9 The Doc

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