Louie can’t wait to arrive every morning. This 8-month-old miniature Australian Shepherd has an important job to do – waking his favorite boy to school – which he loves.
And, if you ask his parents, thanks to Louie, the morning rush is less chaotic and more exciting.
“It started about two months ago,” Louie’s father, Chad Morabito, told The Dodo. “My kids, ages 3 and 5, have a sounding machine timer that when it goes off means it’s time to start waking up – but they don’t pay attention to it.”
However, Louie did pay attention and quickly noticed that the sound meant wake-up time.
“Every morning now [he] As soon as their sound machine went off, they would run to their door to kiss and say good morning,” Morabito said.
“Jude, in the top bunk, doesn’t care much about it,” Morabito added. “But Dylan, the youngest at the bottom, absolutely loves it and looks forward to it!”
Louie’s eldest brother, Bear, doesn’t participate in the early morning festivities but is on call for support.
As an informal alert, Louie takes his job very seriously.
But aside from awakening his favorite humans, Louie has other quirks. Getting attention is his specialty.
“If you turned on your phone, he would squeeze between you and your screen and kiss,” Morabito said. “If you don’t say hello to him often, he will bark at you. My wife and I are often interrupted to say hello to him in the middle of our conversation.”
The intrepid shepherd also enjoys jumping on a trampoline with the kids and being held like a baby, but Morabito doesn’t mind the quirks.
“Louis really brought me so much joy,” Morabito said. “He was very attentive to our needs and was always there to brighten my kids and my day.”