15 hours ago
October 17, 2011
Our New Livestock Guardian Pup!
Say hello to our new livestock guardian pup! This video was taken less than a week after we got him. His previous owner said his name was Bandit and usually I like to keep an animal's name that they are used too. The problem is we already have a perfectly frustrating escape artist in a goat coat that is named Bandit so that might make things a bit confusing here on the farm. The new pup is only four months old according to his previous owner so I think he will adjust to a new name fairly easily. I have been calling him Bear, and that sort of sounds like Bandit. I am not sure it really matters as my husband keeps calling him "Puppy" and he comes to that faster than either Bandit or Bear. I have encouraged my husband to use his proper name so as not to confuse this sweet new member of our Farm family!
I have been looking for a new male Great Pyrenees for the last year or so. Our old guardian Dreyfus died a couple years ago and left an empty spot on our farm and in my heart. Of course nobody could ever replace Dreyfus, he was such a special dog and I am not sure anybody could ever fill those big paws of his but Bear is doing a good job so far.
PS. Yes, I totally hate my voice in this video! My husband says I sound drunk. I assure you I wasn't drunk, no field sobriety test in the goat pen needed, (like anybody could ever really walk a straight line in a pen full of goats anyway, come on!)I just talk slow. It is the Kansas accent maybe. Just pay attention to the cute puppy!