Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sheep and Dogs

Yesterday was a good day. We went to "Hug-a-Sheep Day" over at Punkin's Patch.  Lots and lots of sheep!  Where else would I want to be on a cold, wet day? It was nice and toasty with all the sheep milling around you wanting cookies. Thanks for inviting us Sara!!!

Well, as you all probably know, we had to get rid of George.  He went to another family that didn't have any other animals. He will be fine. But now, that leaves our home dogless. (Skeeter doesn't count.) We need a dog that can go outside and bark at coyotes and actually scare them away. (Skeeter won't do that.) We also want something that will get along with all of our animals,cows, goats, chickens, and Skeeter.  The dog also has to get along with our neighbors kids. (George, did not.)  So, that is our problem. We need a dog.

So now, we are looking for another dog. This dog has to "click" with us. We are not just going to get the first big dog that someone gives us. We are going to be picky. It's hard to find the "right" dog. I also believe that you don't have to pay a fortune for it either. Do you know that someone once gave us a dog that was worth $2000 to $4000?  It didn't work out. We got rid of THAT one real quick. It would growl at me and Hubby every time we would go outside. Then, it attacked Skeeter. Nope, we didn't keep that one. The previous owner didn't want it back either. Imagine that.

I believe some of the best dogs are cheap. We've got some really good dogs from the dog pound. Luke, our St. Bernard was a gift. We got to keep him for 8 yrs before he died of the old age of 13. That's OLD for a St. Bernard. We miss him. He was a great dog. A little slobbery, but a great dog.

I know somewhere out there is our dog. We were hoping for a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, a Bernese or another St. Bernard but, we aren't going to limit ourselves to just these types. When the right dog comes along, we will know.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, dog wanter.


DFW said...

I think pets find you & then you accept them. Don't worry, the right one will come along.

Sheepmom said...

Be sure to check into the various breed rescue groups. All breeds have groups that deal just with that breed and the people are therefore very knowledgeable about traits and behaviors that are normal, above average, not so great, etc, and they want so much to get good dogs into homes. I know the Great Pyrenees rescue always (sadly) has a LOT of dogs. Try here:

thecrazysheeplady said...

I was so happy to see you two. You feel like family. Thanks for the coffee :-).

Candy C. said...

Our wonderful Anatolian Shepherd dog came to us from the pound and we love him to pieces! I'm sure ya'll will find just the right dog for you! :)