LGDs

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Heartbroken

Heartbroken

You guys, we lost our sweet pup Arco in the night last night and we are absolutely heartbroken. We don't know what happened and may never know. . . Though hindsight being what it is, in between bouts of tears, cuddling with E, and keeping ourselves busy, we have a guess or two. All we know for sure is that he was…
Great Pyrenees Puppy

Great Pyrenees Puppy

Kim and I have talked, at length, about getting another Great Pyrenees puppy. Really, since before we even brought Akuna onto the farm, having two Great Pyrenees LGDs has always been part of the conversation. In the whirlwind that has been our lives over the past two years, though, it never seemed like the "right time" to bring another dog…
Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown, Unshown – January 2017

Shown I do believe Mama is officially pregnant!  How do I know without a blood test or an ultrasound? She's asking for love and letting me pet her again, with a passion :-)  She is usually very aloof, but we learned last year that this changes dramatically when she's pregnant. So, YAY! (Pretty sure Lucy & Ethel are pregnant, too,…
Fluffy Beast

Fluffy Beast

This girl, man...I love her to death and she drives me a bit batty on an almost daily basis. Her intuition is strong and vibrant and therein lies the rub ;-) There are nights when I feel like a crazy person because she barks and barks and I can't figure out what the heck she is barking at, though I know…
Akuna – LGD Update

Akuna – LGD Update

Despite all of my angst around this big, white, fluffy, livestock guardian dog (LGD) of ours (between her escapes, her seemingly endless heat cycle, and the necessity for our newly installed electric fencing), I just have to say that... She is doing so well! She has calmed around the chickens and the goats and is so very gentle (though sometimes…
It had to be done…

It had to be done…

Despite our walks around the perimeter of the property... and our verbal warnings... Despite welcoming her back warmly when she returned on her own (positive reinforcement)... and locking her in her kennel when we had to go searching for her (negative consequences)... Despite her gentle way with our chickens... and the great strides she has made in learning to be calm…
If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee, I'd tell you how nice it is to see you and thank you for joining me on this cold, crisp, January day! Do tell, how are you? Are you enjoying the New Year so far? Have you found your groove again after all the Holidays and merry making? I have to admit, the last two…
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