Remember Nana, the dog that was the darling children’s nursemaid in Peter Pan?
Here’s a nice story about Italian Maremmas being trained to protect the threatened Eastern Barred Bandicoot. Maremmas are very big (40 kilos plus) so it gives foxes and feral cats something to think about.
This made Gert think about other useful human-animal partnerships. An octopus in a fast-food outlet? A hyena to take your kids to school? A chimp to check their heads for lice?
Any other bright ideas?