KWCH meteorologist Ross Janssen and his dog Millie entertained the crowd at Tabor’s Lifelong Learning program Friday.
Prior to Janssen’s presentation, people lined up to have their picture taken with the pair.
Janssen, a farm boy from Geneseo, said Millie became a part of his weather reports by accident. He bought the Welsh corgi for a pet and took her to the studio on weekends. It didn’t take long before she became a permanent fixture. He said she goes with him everywhere.
Millie is “13 or 14 years old” and in good health, Janssen said. A chain saw artist once requested a picture of the dog so he could carve it for Marion’s Chingawassa Days. The artist made a carving of Millie for Janssen, as well.
While Janssen gave his presentation, Millie lay on the platform near him, sometimes sleeping, sometimes fixing her eyes on him.
Afterward, she wandered through the crowd, and many took the opportunity to pat her on the head.
Janssen concluded his presentation with information about the various winter forecasts that are out there. He predicted the winter would be wetter than usual, but temperatures would be normal, resulting in more rain than snow.