Don and the runaway Tractor

A few months ago I mentioned an old Enid Blyton book that I had read called Shadow the Sheepdog. Well, now it seems there is a real life sheepdog hero having fun adventures. There was a lovely human interest story that happened in Glasgow a couple of days ago. A quick disclaimer: no animals or humans were harmed in this story.

Read all about it in this link.

Basically Don, the collie, felt the urge to drive a tractor. And who can blame him? Tractors are a thing of beauty as this blog has highlighted many times. Don saw an opportunity to ride those wheels of steel and took his chance at letting the wind blow back his hair/fur. Social media has been going into overdrive about the unlikely tractor driver. Commentators have made some suggestions as to what Don (as opposed to Katy) will do next: Don on a powerboat, The dog that can hand glide, the mountain biking collie, Don at the demolition derby. It’s odds on that Don will be the next James Bond. Hackney for Idris Elba.

That well-known poet of traction engines, the current tractor laureate,
T.R. Actor composed a song in honour of the Mighty Don. With a decent singer and enough downloads it might get to number one.

Canine on the Freeway


His master’s voice was quiet and was not in sight

The dog sat on a ridge relaxing in the sunlight

Its name was Don and he was dapper and bright

The tractor’s door was open and it felt just right

So he jumped into that cabin and took flight


Woof, Woof, Woof

Woof, Woof, Woof

Canine on a tractor

As fast as a velociraptor


The other vehicles were afraid of him, they pulled to the side

They could tell that the dog was on one mean Knievel of a ride

No more a-dog’s life for me, collies have got more pride

His foot on Top Gear he was wasn’t stopping till he hit the Clyde

And the cops couldn’t catch him as his fame grew nationwide


Woof, Woof, Woof

Woof, Woof, Woof

Canine on a tractor

As fast as a nuclear reactor

There’s a canine on a tractore

And its paw is flat to the floor

Woof  x 500

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2 Comments on “Don and the runaway Tractor”

  1. What a brilliant story! Fearless “mean Knievel” Don who, according to the farmer, “did not bark” during his ride. No doubt lost the power to…
    Your song is Fab too, JW, and jauntily fits So Many tunes

  2. theroyalist Says:

    Don is still all over the papers up here, Dolores. He’ll get his knighthood before me.

    Poetry and lyric writing is not one of my strong points but SuperDon deserves a song.

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