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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Puppy Time!

I finally bit the bullet and got another livestock guardian dog.  We've been talking about it for about a year and I've been resisting getting another dog even though we've been told and have read that livestock guardian dogs do better in pairs.  Harry does a great job, but we feel like he needs a back-up.

So...here is the new little gal.

She is a Great Pyrenees/Kangal ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangal_dog ) cross and will be eight weeks old tomorrow.  The male Kangals get bigger than Harry, but the females don't get as big, so I don't expect her to get over 90 pounds.

Unlike Harry, who is solid white, this little girl is a very light tan with white feet and a tail that looks like it was dipped in oil, then wiped off and the very tip is white.

Here she is with Harry, who is too important to be bothered by a little pipsqueak girl.
Harry is not always that filthy.  Apparently, he has been rolling in something nasty today.

Here she is meeting Kip and Sofia.  So far, she doesn't seem to be afraid of anything.

We have to come up with a fitting name.  Tom has already said he's naming her Fiona, but I said we should have a discussion in a democratic fashion before he dictates the name.


Meagan Claire said...

Ronny is cute! Does she have double dews?

Mosaics said...

I meant to check her for that while I was out there with her this evening, but I forgot again. She SHOULD, but if she does,they aren't readily apparent.

Terra said...


Mosaics said...

That would be the logical choice since Harry married Ginny, but we can't have a dog with that name 'cause it's too confusing with family members and friends' names.

Right now, she's wearing a dog tag with the name Ronald on it. I like Veronica, Ronni, for short, or Helga or Myrtle, both names from the Potter series. In the meantime,Tom is still calling her Fiona, so we better hurry, or that will be her name by default.

April said...

She's so cute!
I think Moaning Myrtle is the best name! Also, I know we said Bellatrix Lestrange would be shortened to Bella and you didn't like that..but you could shorten it to "B-trix"..its worth mentioning. And definitely NOT Fiona!

Meagan Claire said...

I don't want her named Fiona ( why did he choose that?), but if she was, then the next could be Shrek. But, you could always name the next Shrek anyway, and wait for Ronny's replacement to be Fiona.

Meagan Claire said...

Minerva, and call her Minnie. Millicent aka Milly. Merope was Voldemort's mother, aka Merry. Poppy Pomfrey! Great Aunt Muriel. Winky?

Meagan Claire said...

And Ginny's name was Ginevra.