MINOT, N.D. - It's August, which means we are officially in the midst of the dog days of summer.
Golfing is a summer staple for many people in North Dakota, but here in the Magic City, one dog enjoys the course too.
Mulch helps her owner, Bruce Ruppert, with the daily maintenance of Vardon Golf Course.
"She hangs out with me, chases the squirrels, geese if they are around,” said Ruppert, Vardon Golf Course superintendent.
The four-year-old black lab didn't get her unique name by accident.
"We were spraying this green with winter cover, a green mulch like you use on a home lawn, and she went out, she was here for two hours, she went and rolled in it. So Mulch,” said Ruppert.
Ruppert has deep roots at the Vardon, but in her short four years of work, Mulch has become a big hit.
"She's got a lot of friends. A gentlemen comes over with a red cart from the condos association and she'll hunt him down until she gets a peanut butter pretzel,” said Ruppert.
Bruce says most member's love having Mulch around, and when she gets rid of the geese, it's an added bonus.
Enjoying her dog days on the green