Getting fired from a job is the absolute rock bottom your career can hit, right?
Not always. Sometimes it is only because better things are waiting for you!
In Brisbane, a cute little puppy named Gavel was shown the door out of police dog academy for being too sociable! The German Shepherd pup had a gifted sense of smell and sound but the police in Australia felt he ― “did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line“.
The poor pooch’s fault? He loved belly rubs and tickles more than the police training.
Luckily for the puppy, he lived at the Queensland governor’s official residence throughout his training. So when the governor came to know of this friendly ‘doggy dropout’ he decided to give him a new job!
Meet Gavel, the friendly police dog!
As the Vice-Regal dog at Government house, Gavel has proved that not every superhero has to be a crime fighter.
His current duties include welcoming guests and tour groups to the grounds of Government House. He also partakes in special ceremonial occasions and dons the state uniform.
“He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change (his official title is now Gavel VRD, ‘Vice-Regal Dog’), and brought untold joy to the lives of the governor, Mrs de Jersey, Government House staff, and the thousands of Queenslanders who have since visited the estate.”―The office of Governor Paul de Jersey
We all need dogs who can thwart terror plots but that doesn’t mean we don’t value the cuddly companionship of our furry friends like Gavel.
How we wish every politician could take a leaf out of Governor de Jersey’s example.