As some of you know, I am a volunteer patrol person for our local police department and my childhood dog for 15 years was a Chihuahua. So I have been following the career of Midge with great interest.
I first wrote about Midge in March when she joined the office of Ohio Geauga County Sheriff, Dan McClelland, as an aspiring drug sniffing dog. At the time she was three months old and weighed two pounds. She was just a rookie, but she had big dreams.
In August she began training to be a state certified drug sniffing dog.
Now all grown up at eight pounds, Midge has received certification as a full fledged K-9 drug detector in the state of Ohio. Midge scored 100% on her test. Sheriff McClelland, her boss and trainer, is ready to take her anyplace with him for full duties as a narc dog.
Not only that, but she has also made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the tiniest drug sniffing dog on the planet.
Stories about Midge have appeared in the press all over the world. She even has her own email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If there were a Nobel Prize for good public relations in law enforcement, Sheriff McClelland would win.
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