Miss Louisa Belle may sound like a Southern lady, but she’s not. In fact, she hails from Down Under, and she has a job (cue all dogs giving cats the side eye, and cue all cats completely and utterly ignoring the dogs).
The 7-year-old blood hound sniffs wine for a living.
Yes, Miss Louisa Belle lives on a winery near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and her owners, Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl use her super sniffing nose to test whether the wines are good or bad.
According to the Herald Sun, (and Daniel) ”Most wineries rely on the human nose but that is time-consuming, costly and nowhere near as reliable as Belle, whose nose is 2000 times more sensitive than ours.”
Say what you want, but I think that’s really impressive. My cat can sniff out meat the moment it’s in the house, even when it’s wrapped tightly in plastic. Wine? No, he isn’t interested. So, I’ll have to stick to the old hit and miss method of wine (hey, as long as it’s drinkable….).
I do hope that Miss Louisa Belle gets to drink the dog equivalent of mint juleps at the end of the day, while she sits on her porch, overlooking the vast vineyard spread before her.
And the next time your dog complains about having to go outside in the dead of winter, please remind him that he doesn’t have to hold down a job, like certain dogs in certain countries.