Early this spring some dear friends just a couple miles down the road had to rehome their Great Pyrenees LGD’s, and so we added to our canine clan. Bosco & Marley have made a wonderful addition, and have recently given us a litter of perfect little puppies a month ago. They have remarkable instinct and are amazing with humans (Flynn could pull their tail or tackle them to his hearts content and they’d just gently nudge him sweetly), and even better with protecting their farm. So much, that one from their last litter that went to a thousand-plus acre farm in Eastern Washington killed 22 coyotes in a single year protecting his flock of sheep. Bosco has his share of stories with wild critters. They’re more personable – and yet impressively protective – than any LGD we’ve had before.
We’ve never raised puppies, and so their other family (their original home) has been walking us through it step by step. It’s surprising how different the whole process has been versus livestock.
Brandy birthed excellently, surprising us one morning with wee pups. The babies took to her right away, needing no assistance. Now, 4 weeks in, their eyes are open and they’re little playful balls of soft squishy! More than half of them already have farm homes lined up. I’m excited to watch them work with their new families and critters.
We have a hawk eyeing our chickens these days that I suspect won’t be around much longer…
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