Buddy, Our Farm Dog
“Buddy” is a Yellow Labrador and our faithful farm dog. He was a Christmas gift from farm manager Mike Scharl and farm program director Erika Lusthoff in December of 2014. He was born in Twin Rivers, Wisconsin on September 9, 2013. He was fully field and house trained when he arrived at the farm. His original given name was “Angus” but his new owner gave him a new name “Buddy”. Buddy was a name Jay’s father used to call all dogs. It certainly fits buddy’s mild temperament.
He is one happy camper patrolling the farm grounds and marking his turf. He has lots of friends at the farm interacting daily with the landscaping staff and he loves school children as they take walking tours of the farm.
Some of buddy’s favorite activities include playing fetch on the Lake Michigan beach with large sticks, chasing small four legged critters, swimming with the pond ducks and chasing deer out of the flower gardens. Most of all he loves staying in stride with Jay’s golf cart on romps around the farm and when tired riding shot gun, enjoying the shade of the cart roof.
Buddy’s favorite treats are bully sticks, pig ears, greenies, Cheetos and an occasional ribeye. Buddy lives the good life! He makes our farm life complete.