We actually went to look at puppies today. Not for me. But for my mom. She’s been considering a LGD for the property for years and after our neighbours miniature horse was killed by a bear the night before last (and I think with the loss of Kilo 🙁 ) she finally decided now to get another dog. Her last two dogs passed away last year and the year before. Anyway.
The puppy she is getting is Great Pyranees x Maremma. It was like a 3 hour drive there then 3 hours back that I binged on comfort food so I feel like crap now. The breeder was very nice (and despite living 3+ hours away, she went to school with my aunt here back in the day lolol. Small world.)
It won’t be here for a couple of weeks. I said I’d help prepare all the meals and stuff so it will be fed raw. I’m so glad my mom finally decided to get another dog. Can’t really live on an acreage in the forest without having a dog.
It’ll be a nice distraction I guess. We’ve never had a non herding breed before so it’ll be different. A friend of mine had a GP that I was around a lot and they’re neat dogs. Especially for keeping predators and wild animals in general away. None of us have even felt safe going outside since the bear attack. We’re like 98% sure that bear came through our yard before going to kill the mini. Our firepit on our lawn was overturned with scratch marks and that’s never happened before. We haven’t even used the fire pit this year and nothing was in it. So seems like this bear has gotten used to looking for food in fire pits and composts and whatnot. It was like right next to our house though. Kinda scary.