Remember this little guy we got last October? (Click HERE for the blog post)
Here’s another picture of the little guy when he was only 7 weeks old.
Well, I’ve got another picture for you. In this one he’s four months old, and he’s (brace yourself!) FIFTY-EIGHT pounds.
He’s a Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix so he’s only going to get bigger. So big in fact that our vet just snickered when I asked out much bigger would he get. (For the record, we’re expecting him to be about 120 pounds when he’s done growing). And there’s not an ounce of fat on him, just extra skin taunting us with hints of his future size.
In researching the breed mix, we came across an article that stated one of the traits of a Great Pyrenees was being known to, “protect their family to their own detriment.”
And a few weeks ago I got to see that trait firsthand.
Though he’s still young, he’s already proven his worth as a protector when a strange man threatened me as I waited for the kiddos to get off their bus. Puppy already has a big-boy bark and by the time the bus arrived the man had fled the area, and the kiddos never had a clue there was trouble.
How about you? Do you have any stories of a dog helping you in times of trouble?