As a kid, I loved Warner Brothers cartoons. In particular, I enjoyed the two shift-working sheep dogs ("Mornin' Ralph, Mornin' Sam...") who tag-team defeated the attempts at sheep theft by Wile E. Coyote.

Well, if "Shep the Drone" takes off (in a marketing sense), those two dogs, and many others who share a similar vocation, may find themselves out of work.

Who needs a dog, when you can round up your sheep with a drone? Take a look at the work being done in the fields of Carlow, Ireland:

No word on whether Shep the Drone blasts the Benny Hill theme song each time it takes to the skies, but one can only hope.