Mike Pesca talks to Slate Plus member 10,000 about sheep farming, herding dogs, and why he loves Slate.

Raising Sheepdogs and Reading Slate: A Chat With Slate Plus Member 10,000

Raising Sheepdogs and Reading Slate: A Chat With Slate Plus Member 10,000

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Aug. 6 2015 4:11 PM
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“Dogs Are Never Going to Show Up Drunk”

The 10,000th Slate Plus member is a sheep farmer from Alberta. We called him to chat.

10,000 th user Jerry Kurbatoff!
10,000th member Jerry Kurbatoff!

Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo courtesy of Jerry Kurbatoff.

Slate Plus recently signed our 10,000th member. After we finished our huge celebratory cake,* we began to wonder: Who is member 10,000 anyway? So we had Mike Pesca call him up and ask him.

It turns out his name is Jerry Kurbatoff, and he’s a construction supervisor and sheep farmer in Okotoks, Alberta, who breeds and trains herding dogs. He talked to us about Slate, the sheep business, and why dogs make the best employees.

*We did not really have a celebratory cake.