They are slowly taking over! There is Guss The Pug Puppy. Who, while he is the cutest thing on Earth, serves no real purpose on the farm. He's here for pure entertainment.
Otis the Boston Terrier. He has taken it upon himself to rid our farm of flies. I swear he looks possessed when he see's a fly! He freezes and waits for it to land... Then POUNCE!!
Oh yeah.... He'll retrieve anything you decide to throw with EXTREME excitement!
Otis is the dog that proved me wrong when I said I didn't like little dogs. Now I love em! Two weeks ago, Sampson joined the flock.
Literally! He's a Great Pyrenees and will live in the hen house/yard with the poultry. Yep! This soon to be HUGE, polar bear like, white dog will grow up thinking he is a bird. Great Pyrenees are wonderful Livestock guardians. Protecting the poultry is his job.
This is Cecile. Cecile is one of our Great Danes, she was born right here on the farm.
Cecile has had a problem. Cecile doesn't like being alone. With Sampson the Chicken-Dog living in the hen house. And Guss and Otis warming feet in our beds. When Arlo, our other Great Dane died last month, Cecile became depressed. Cecile became VERY depressed. She would not eat. She would not play. She was mourning.
Nothing we tried could lift her up out of her dark place. She went from a sweet happy-go-lucky dog to a withering bag of bones. It was heartbreaking to see.
*Sigh* This is Anna. Anna came to our house yesterday. She is half Australian Shepard & half Lab.
Even at her tender 8 week old age, Anna has a job! Anna is an anti-depressant. Anna lives with Cecile now.
Cecile ate her first full meal right after Anna moved in! And our sweet bouncy Great Dane is Back! Thanks Anna!
Have you ever tried to take a picture of a bouncing 120lb Great Dane?
If not.. prepare for spazzed-out, fuzzy, blobs. Will try to get some of the Happy Girl pictures today.