This is Max when I first brought him home. He was so small! Maybe ten inches tall. He looked so tiny compared to the goats.
Here is Max now. He still has a lot of growing to do. As you can see he has lost that cute puppy face. He now weighs 49.5 pounds! By the time he is finished growing he could weigh as much as 120 pounds.
I had been wanting a livestock guard dog for some time when I saw an ad for Great Pyrenees puppies. I did a bit of research on these dogs and then decided to visit the farm where Max was born. Bonnie came with me to help me decide! Max was off by himself away from his siblings. I picked him up and carried him to where the others were. (I carried him in one hand! I sure can't do that now.) I set him down and he sat between my feet and didn't move! I looked at all the other pups, trying to decide which one I wanted. There were white ones and black and white ones. The other pups didn't come close enough for me to touch them. I picked up Max again. He turned his head and stared into my eyes! I started laughing and asked him if we were bonding! Then I decided that Max had picked me and home we went.
I am very impressed with this breed. Somewhere I read they were called gentle giants and it is true. He is very sweet and loving. He is also protective of his goats. I have seen him in action! It is my hope that Max will keep my goats safe from the wolves we have seen and heard here.
I just wanted to take a minute and tell you something about the Tuesday Weavers. We are always there for each other wether it be to move a loom or offer a shoulder to cry on. We have gone yarn shopping together, demonstrated weaving at various places and even driven to North Carolina to pick up a huge donation. The Tuesday Weavers are a pretty terrific group of people! So....if you are ever in the area stop by and say hello!
Hmmmm, before I close I guess I should mention what I am weaving this week. So far I am working on a scarf and placemats. Yesterday I worked on the scarf until it was time for Magnum PI. When that came on I moved to the other room and worked on the placemats. I really like that show! Having multiple looms warped is so neat. When I want to weave something different I just hop over to another loom!