The hardest working employee on this farm does his job with a happy smile, a wagging tail and a huge heart. Patton, a two-legged blue heeler dog, takes his job running cattle seriously.
After Patton lost his front legs in a farming accident a couple years ago, his owner, Korby Kost, who owns and operates a feedlot in Carrington, N.D., built a custom mobility cart to let Patton be outside doing what he loves.
Kost has spent nearly $5,000 to keep Patton going after his many surgeries.
"He gets away with a lot more than a normal dog would. He's a pretty spoiled dog. Still loves what he does, never holds back, and the only thing he don't like is getting left behind," Kost said.