Who needs a housekeeper when you have Connie the Newfoundland?
Two-year-old Connie helps with the laundry, brings groceries home, and tidies around the house. When Connie’s owner, Hazel Carter, was struck with crippling arthritis in her back, she was not able to do everyday tasks around the house.
Carter, an animal behaviorist, taught Connie to perform some of these chores. Connie places dirty clothes inside the washing machine. When the machine is full, she puts a detergent ball inside, and then turns on the machine with her paw.
Once the clothes are done in the washing machine, Connie then moves the clothes to the dryer. Carter said that she could leave Connie to take care of the laundry all by herself, but she supervises because Connie doesn’t quite understand that dark colors shouldn’t be washed with the whites.
When there is something lying around the house, Connie knows where to put back the item and returns it to its proper place.
Also, when Carter needs something from the store, Connie goes to pick it up from the nearby shop.
Carter said, “She really loves helping out. Her tail is always wagging and she just does some of the jobs automatically now. She fetches her own dog bowl at dinner time, making sure to put it back afterwards. Connie can do a lot - she can even unties my shoelaces for me if I ask her. She is a brilliant help around the home - and really enjoys it too. She is a big dog - but she is so gentle.”
Source: Daily Mail