If you visit our dairy farm, Chester will be one of the first to greet you. We're not sure what kind of dog he is but we guess him to be a mixture of terrier and blue heeler. He's obviously not beautiful, nor trained for any particular job on the farm, but he wins the heart of all children and visitors. He does have a bad habit of nipping your heel when you least expect it-- it's always the grown men that fear him!
Chester has been my faithful companion every step I take on the farm for at least twelve years.
With cooler weather, he has reclaimed his warm bedtime spot on the back porch. I'm pretty sure he would like to be a house dog.
I'm thankful for Chester--so ugly, he's cute!