You guys are awesome! What a great batch of ideas for the names for the new Great Pyrenees Guard Dogs. We're going to print them out tonight and try to narrow the choices down. The puppies made it through the weekend beautifully.
I spent a lot of time outside with them observing their behavior. It was fascinating. We've been a Border Collie family since 1990 so adopting two new puppies of a different breed gives us something new to learn. I think I am going to love these dogs even if they will live with the sheep their entire lives. We're trying to get them used to us, the Collies Phoebe and Nessie, the sheep, the chickens and the cats. So far so good. Next week, we plan to fence them in to a small pasture with a few of the sheep so they bond with their flock. We've been talking to lots of sheep and goat farmers who have guard dogs including Ann from Crystal Brook Goat Farm who does the Amherst Farmers Market with us on Saturdays.
Thanks so much to all of you for supporting this new farm acquistion through the purchase of patterns and the donations we received this weekend. We are overwhelmed with your generosity. I hope as you knit the patterns you purchased you think of us here on the farm, with our sheep, dogs, cats, and chickens. We so appreciate your support.
Here's a cute shot of one of the puppies. If you want to learn more about Great Pyrenees, I found a good website full of all kinds of info. It has been fun to hear from so many of you who have had these gorgeous dogs in their lives. What a nice connection.