I have a Pyr. Freya is 5 months old. She is very smart and loves to play and run with my Saint Bernard. Freya is wonderful with the kids and after telling her twice my poultry was not for her to eat, she seems to understand and leave them alone. Now if I could just get her to come every time I call her!
Caramia, do you have pictures of Freya ? The pyrenees are my favorite breed, well one of them ;). My Mason is very intelligent like your Freya, but stubborn as an ox sometimes. He is very food motivated so working with treats helps with the selective listening they are so known for. Mason is pure white. When I get another one I would like one with the badger markings. I have seen some real cute pups with the tan and grey on their faces.
Hi TJ. Sorry, still lin construction mode (probably another couple of months worth of work left). Haven't spent any time on-line these last few months. Always something to repair, install or paint!
It was not my girl that was left to die on the roadside, then tossed down the drainage ditch to rot.
I have tried, can't tell you how many times, to find the owner of the male we buried in the yard and let him/her know that we gave the dog a proper burial.
Still nothing on my girl. I can only hope and pray that someone saw her and fell in love with her and is keeping her safe from harm. I have finally given up on the hope that I'll ever see her again, except through her pup. Arwen is the spitting image of her mom. Sometimes I'll look at Arwen and see Angel looking back out at me through her eyes.
I can't believe the pups will be a year old next month (on the 8th). With each day that passes, Arwen looks more and more like Angel, but still puts her dad to shame when it comes to thinking up ways to get into trouble.
Her latest trick? She managed to excavate under the entire corner of the back porch! I mean, she had a hole that's about 2' wide, going UNDER the cement slab about 3'!
I think Beau is happy to find he's no longer the "problem child" and seems to be grinning to himself everytime we find something else Arwen has gotten into. Sort of like, "he, hee, heee...it's not ME!"
It's hysterical to watch them with the wading pool. Arwen runs like her tail is on fire, jumps into the pool...digs at the water, splashes in circles, while Beau patiently stands by, waiting for her to get out so he can take a dip. He's NOT getting in there with the whirlwind.
On the pups...they're all up around 80-85 pounds now, and are doing well. I really haven't had much time to talk to the owners much in the last couple of weeks, but we stay in touch so I and keep a check on everyone. I see Casper & Shaggy (2 of the males) regularly. They come over for visits or to spend a weekend with dad and sis.
I also talk to Cali & Ubaloo's "moms" at least once every week as week have become friends. If nothing else, I will be sending out birthday greetings to all of them in a few weeks, so will have feedback from them at that time.
Well, time to get ready for work, then run to the county office at lunch for the shed permint, then come home, clean up 2 tons of spring blow out hair, then scrub the floors and paint my computer room closet and start on my bedroom painting, then....insurance adjustor is coming Wed........and so it goes.
I am going to try to get them on dogster soon. Freya has badger markings. Very light off white. We went to a trainging class on Saturday and the instructor was going to use Freya to deminstrate because she was doing everything my 12yo daughter asked her too. So The instructor takes the lead and Freya will not move she just stands there looking at her. She did nothing the instructor told her to do! My daughter takes the lead and puts Freya into a sit Stay with no problem! I guess she is really a one family dog.
I got Freya as a christmas present (a month before) for my partner. He has always loved the breed and she was the cutes little white fur ball! She eats ALot compared to my Saint Bernard. She is food motivated but will not take it from anyone not part of the family. (not even when my mom visits)
It just kills me to see so many people getting rid of their Pyr once the puppycuteness is gone. They are really one family dogs.
***Edited By: caramia on 3/14/2005 9:19:02 AM*** Reason: spelling
Caramia, problem is folks look at those pictures of the cute little fuzz ball puppies, then will take one home to find out from 6-18 months, they have one very LARGE puppy on their hands, with all the traits of a puppy. Add to that the nature of the Pyr, stubborn, independant, can dig deep caverns in a songle effort most have no clue what they're getting into before hand.
Very few really research ANY breed before they taken them home. "Oh, gee...LOOK at that adorable puppy"! is about all the effort they put into picking out companion.
Very few take the time to realize that a puppy is a 4 legged child. They go through infancy, toddler and (ugh) teen stages just like our children do. If you toddler gets into the crayons and scribbles all over the walls, you can't take him to the pound and drop him off!
When they fingerpaint with the contents of their diaper (MANY do), you don't drive a few miles out of town and drop them off. When your teenager plops down on the new sofa with his filthy shoes and gets the furniture all muddy, you don't beat them and lock them out of the house (tempting, but simply ot done!).
In short, in order to have a pleasant adult, we have to take the time to "train" our children to be socially acceptable, regardless as to how many legs they may have.
Once you throw in a good measure of "blow out" and the tons of hair, they don't wait to get over the infant and toddler stages to find they have a wonderful, devoted, child friendly "furkid" in their home.
I was very careful to make sure potential "parents" for all of my pups knew all of the drawbacks BEFORE they went to their new homes. They also signed contracts to return them to me if for ANY reason, at ANY age they can not or do not want to keep the pup. Since I am continual contact with them all, I know they are all in happy, loving homes.
My husband laughingly told me that my site seemed to be aimed at keeping people afraid of owning a Pyr, then in interesting them. Bottom line, I think there should be no surprises for either the dog or new owner.
oh pyrmom i am so happy to see you on. i have so missed hearing about arwen and beau. i missed out on the adorable ball of fluff years with our pyr :( but she was an important part of our family and is deeply missed. i am still holding out that one day we will have another. sorry to hear you are still doing construction. when it is all finally done i will bet your house will be beautiful !!!!!
Hi stranger. First of all, thanks for the e-mails with the pics. They were adorable! Secondly, I'm hanging in there and rooting for you to have your Pyr when you are ready. Remember, I have a friend and pup co-owner who is big into rescue!
hi :) i am glad you liked the pictures. i thought they were so adorable !!! you know we have the foster dog salty right ? i decided when she finds a new home we are going to actively start looking for a pyr. i always check petfinders for them and there are alot of babies on there but many who already dont like cats, dog and/or kids so they are all out :( but so darn cute !!!!!!! with salty's aggressiveness towards dogs i can't bring anything else in to the house right now. plus i dont have the room :) she gets along fine with my guys here but i dont want to upset the applecart by bringing in something new. salty is 8 so i kinda think a permanent home for her will not be found. except with us. but we shall see. so it may be a few years or sooner that we can look. i know there is one waiting for us. thanks for keeping me in mind though. you just never know :)
Logged in to say hello to you. Glad you are doing ok.
I also wanted to tell you that I absolutely love your dogs. I have been sitting here driving Russ crazy "ooing adn Ahing" over them. I didn't know what they looked like, but I think they are gorgeous. I had a great time looking at your site. I just want to hug them!!!
Thanks for all the warmth and caring. I've missed you guys. I have managed to knock out one more room so the painting is down to two rooms and the garage, with 1 bathroom yet to tile. It's all looking like we might just finish before we retire~grin.
Scout, I guarentee you that when the time comes, we'll find the PYRFECT new baby for you! Next week, next month, next year or years from now! Heck, Andrea and I will be breeding wither Ubaloo at stud or Arwen in another couple of years. You might just end up with one of my great-grandpups!
MyPoundPuggle, glad you enjoyed the pics...there are so many that I have actually put them over 2 sites. I have more (pics) of the pups (geesh, teens now) in their new homes, just haven't had time to get any updating done on the sites.
I haven't taken any new ones of my crew since right after the hurricanes. Just haven't had any time for much of late. In case you lose your heart to those beautiful, soulful eyes, remember....those cute little fur balls are NOT so cute when they're peeing, pooping, digging, chewing, shedding and barking...or running off! Talk about a challange. But if you work with them, by the time they hit 18-20 months, you have one of the best companions your heart can desire. Good for foot warming too~lol
TJ, I assure myself that Angel girl is in a home that really needs her and that she's getting all the love any dog could ask for. It's all I can do.
Well, I'm off to paint something or grout it or scrape it or something constructive!