|THOR- Faithful Guardian 2006-2012
Thor loved "his" baby goats. Once, when coyotes
were very nearby and we had tiny goat kids, Thor
would not even let me (Shanna) or the mother goats
into the kids' pen until the coyotes were further away.
We still miss Thor, and he's the model against which
we judge all other Pyrs.
|Our former Pyrs, Hilda and Thor,
|CHARLIE PAWS started out as a foster
dog, but Sarah loved him so that he became
a member of the family.
He loves to swim in the pond and chase the
ducks. Here, Sarah has him dressed up in a
Charlie also gets regular homeschool
lessons from Sarah. When he learns his
ABCs, we're putting him on Jay Leno.
|ATHENA - Beloved Dane 2003-2013
"I deserve some peanut butter."
Athena was "Queen of the House" and accomplished
counter-surfer. As a puppy, she could say "mama" so clearly
that it freaked out a workman. She was active until the day
before her death, and we were shocked to learn she was dying
of heart and kidney failure. She was peacefully put to sleep
and is buried on the farm.
The Sheep's Friend
Almas was a Pyr-Anatolian Mix who
took to wandering and made it all the
way to the highway, but he didn't get
|PLATO "Big Toe" DUCK
? - d. 4-6-2013
Plato always had the perfect Dane temperament, quiet,
gentle, calm, and laid-back. He was the ideal dog to take
to the nursing home, because he was quiet. The men there
liked him because he looked like a "man's dog." For the
last three years of his life, Plato suffered from spinal
degeneration, but he still had good quality of life. After
Athena's unexpected death, however, his condition
deteriorated quickly and he was put to sleep peacefully in
his accustomed place in front of the TV. He is buried
beside his life-mate, Athena.
Minerva was the sweetest Dane we've ever
had. Her accidental death was left an empty
place in our family and in the pack.
|Right: Crashed out! Sarah asleep
with two foundling puppies: Dixie &
|DIXIE DOODLE is one of the
puppies that we found by the
creek in 2014. She's probably a
Red Heeler/Pit Mix. She's a
sweetheart and will alert you of
snakes and other dangers.
|SADIE (Faith) is a foster dog
whose family could no longer
keep her. She's a SWEET old
girl. Here, she's babysitting some