Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hidden Haven Security

For over a year we have been looking for a great pyrenees dog. They are excellent goat guard dogs. They are very devoted to watching over their goat family. We wanted a dog already trained and raised around goats. Some are more of a family pet and not trained to be with goats. Some are too protective and won't allow humans in the goat pens. Some are chicken killers. So we have just looked and talked about it... until now. William saw an ad on Craigs list and made a call. We emailed and talked on the phone to the very wonderful Wallace family. William even stopped by to visit the family when he was in Lexington on business last week. We emailed and talked some more and finally today we made a rush 6 hour round trip to bring home our great pyrenees puppy. A BIG puppy! He is very very sad to have left his human and goat family. He has taken to me and loves for me to pet and rub him but I still haven't gotten a smile or happy look yet. I know in time he will grow to love us and Hidden Haven but he has to have time to adjust and grieve the loss of his old home and family. The Wallaces were very sad to let him go. Like us times are hard for them right now so they are cutting back on their goat herd and dogs. God brought a christian family looking for a goat dog together with a christian family looking for a good home for their goat dog. Not only did we get a wonderfully trained dog for our goats and new four legged family member, we got some wonderful friends that love goats as much as we do! So here are pictures of our new family member. These are photos the Wallaces took before we brought him home. I have been busy loving on him and getting him settled in instead of taking his picture. He is in the pen next to the back porch with the dwarf goats right now. I walked him around to meet all the goats but Mandy, Baby, CC and Tiny Tina were right at home with him. Eventually he will be staying in the pen with the kids but for now he is where I can go out often and love on him. He is with goats which he likes and is use to being with. He ate all his supper and is settled down to sleep at the moment. Tomorrow I hope he will feel a little less sad and feel all the love Hidden Haven has to offer. Here is Rowdy. Thank you again Wallace Family!

26 comments:

SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Oh he is so beautiful. He looks like my Bull. Just whiter. He is one blessed boy.

Brenda Eason said...

He is beautiful. He will fall in love im sure. He kinda looks like our Keylee

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What Rawdy doesn't know is that he is with the BEST family in the whole wide world!!!!! He'll be fine soon --and fell right at home.

Congrats on finding just the right dog for the goats.

Hugs,
Betsy

Kittikity said...

Oh, he looks so sad.. Poor guy.. Makes you just wanna hug him and cover him with kisses.. He will adjust soon and then we get happy pictures! Congrats on a very handsome boy..

Kelly or Alex said...

I would say Rowdy is a very lucky pup. he will make adjustments and become very satisfied and happy. I have heard the they are excellent guardians. I know pictures will be forthcoming. Congratulations.
Kelly

Marci said...

He really does look sad. I know that with all the attention and love you will give, he will be fine in no time!!

Mildred said...

Rowdy is beautiful and is very blessed to have TWO families who love him so very much. Very interesting about his protection of the goats. It will be fun to get to know and love him like I do the rest of your large family. Hope you and William have a great weekend. Tell Rowdy that Harriet sends a smooch!

Lib said...

HI Peggy,
Want take him long to know he's with the Greatest Family on earth!
Have a great wk.end!
Blessins',Lib

Amy said...

She's lovely! We have 2 Great Pyrenees ( brother and sister ), we got them after our adult Pyr. passed away.

Patrice Farmer said...

Oh what a lovely dog. He looks so sad. Be sure to post his first happy look!!!

Jami said...

We have a Pyr too, Sterling...not quite as clean as your new boy but he's sure a love and a great guard dog most of the time. Your boy will love his new home soon I am sure.
Jami

DayPhoto said...

What a beautiful dog! He does look sad, but I am sure he will come around and love each one of y ou just as much!

I'm so glad he has you. I know he will be just as happy there as he was at the other home.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

The Mind of a Mom said...

ohhhhhhh what a cutie!!

Christy said...

He's beautiful. We are also starting the search for a great pyr that has been around goats and chickens. Our chickens are free range so we need a dog that won't eat them. I know the goats and sheep are anxious to not be locked in the stall together every night.

Pam said...

What a Sweetheart! I'm sure he will soon be all settled in and very happy in his new home.
We adopted a (part) pyranees last fall from a shelter...he is just the dearest thing, just a big baby, really. He is a wonderful companion.
Congratulations on your new addition!
Blessings,
Pam

Kritter Keeper said...

he is gorgeous! i want a great pyr so badly but the good husband says no more dogs...he will be happy soon. i am so glad you found your baby. and yes, please update us so we can see his happy face!

Raggedy Girl said...

Rowdy is a wonderful looking dog but he does look a little sad but I am sure when he gets to know his new home he will be so happy.

Have a Wonderful Weekend
from The Raggedy Girl--Roberta Anne

Iowa Gal said...

Poor dog he looks sooooooooo sad. But as the days go by and you spoil him a little and he sees the love there at Hidden Haven he will get in "the swing of things". He is so beautiful. I hope his family realizes he has gone to a wonderful, caring home.

ChristyACB said...

He'll be frolicking about and happy to be the one "in charge" of the goats fairly soon. He sure is adorable!

But...the real question is: Does he know you put hats on the animals during holidays?

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

These are wonderful working dogs. I have a neighbour who has two that stay with his flock of sheep. They live with the sheep and do not go into the house.

I have watched them position themselves between the sheep and stray dogs which apppeared outside the fence. They did not join the dogs or even threaten them but just placed themselves with authority between the intruders and the flock. The strays moved on and the dogs went back to laying near the sheep.

I am sure you will love this intelligent loyal working dog.

No fake ears for this one , please!

Dana said...

Aww he does look sad. Im sure in a few days he will be so happy that he was picked to be a part of the hHidden Haven family:)

Angie said...

AWWWW he does look so sad, he is so pretty. I love craigslist i can't tell you how much stuff i have bought and sold on there!

JoyceAnn said...

He's a beautiful dog and so lucky to be apart of Hidden Haven. It might take a few days , but I'm sure he'll realize what a wonderful new home he has.

~ Spring Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Jess said...

What a gorgeous dog!!!

Hope he works out well and that he likes it soon!

Love, Jess

Flip Flop Floozie said...

What a beautiful dog..He looks so loving..No wonder you love him..Hope he does the job that you need..
So sorry that I have not been around so much going on..called LIFE...i am going to get myself back in the blogging swing...Hope you have a wonderful weekend..Sandy

PEA said...

Oh sis, Rowdy is just gorgeous and I have no doubt that he will soon know how very well loved he will be at Hidden Haven!! I had a friend who once had a great pyrenees dog and he was the most gentle giant of a dog I'd ever seen. xoxo