Is it Coco? Chloe? Or–
You might remember I mentioned recently about looking for a guard dog for the house. It made me feel better when I had Coco in the house with me, but alas, it didn’t make Coco happy. I need livestock guardians in the field, of course, and so back Coco went, to where she is most content, and Coco and I are raising up Chloe as her partner. (Which is working out fantastic.) Most Pyrs are happiest with a job in the field. Some Pyrs do well as house/companion dogs, but after experiencing Coco’s dissatisfaction when she was taken off the beat, I decided it might be best to look for an older dog that was already a known quantity in home companionship. All of the loyalty, dedication, and fierce protectiveness that make Pyrs great livestock guardians can also make them great home guardians–if they have the right temperament to be happy in the home rather than the field. Gwen is about two years old, already spayed. She came out of a local county shelter, and she is house-trained and house-happy.
I took her upstairs and told her she could jump on my bed. And she did! Then I took her downstairs and she sat down on the couch next to me and asked me for the remote!
I think we’re going to be very happy together! I hope she likes Judge Judy!