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August 25, 2012 Diego, one of our two Great Pyr livestock guardian dogs, provides the gruff ruff of authority in the pasture. He greets all perceived threats – be they grazing horses, hot-air balloons, distant coyote howls or imaginary late-night … Continue reading
Sophie, in her Pennsylvania backyard: A mischievous personality and reassuring bark September 13, 2011 She had more than her share of endearing quirks. Walks with Sophie were punctuated by her pointing at every rustle of wildlife in nearby underbrush. Her … Continue reading
July 24, 2011 About six years ago, Sophie joined our extended family as a companion for Frances’ Mom. A slim, energetic young English setter, Sophie understood her duties well: To provide an instant injection of good-natured enthusiasm whenever called upon, and to gulp down … Continue reading
February 28, 2010 Our rescue Great Pyr, Diego, continues to thrive in his new home. His instincts are much better than Freckles’. Late yesterday afternoon, for example, he watched as the sheep slowly made their way to the back of … Continue reading
January 23, 2010 For more than a year, Freckles, our Great Pyr, has been gamely providing protective services for the sheep and chickens out back in the pasture. We know her heart isn’t in it. She’s sociable and her instinct … Continue reading
August 16th, 2008 We’re fairly realistic folks and have lived life long enough to know that sometimes things can go terribly wrong. Still, nothing prepared us for the shock of arriving home to find Francie dead. Her collar had caught … Continue reading