Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Newest Member of the Family

I'd like to introduce you to Pooch, or Sir Pooch as he will be known in Fairy Tale Land.  Pooch joined our family about a week ago.  He had been living with Grandpa and Grandma but had a problem.  He liked to run with the wrong crowd.  Peer pressure was more than he could bear, and Grandpa was afraid there was too much influence coming from the wrong side of the tracks.

Since Grandpa and Grandma were concerned about his future, and because we have a lot of space on the farm, along with experience with wayward teens and dogs, they asked if we would take their beloved Pooch.  Of course we agreed.  All of our kids (except Maiden) love Pooch.  Maiden has decided she is allergic to dogs, especially big ones.

He is a really good dog and very smart.  I think he will be a much better dog than our last one.  We were concerned for the chickens and sheep, but Sir Pooch pays no attention to the chickens.   He chased the sheep once, but The King told him no and Pooch immediately obeyed.  He has not tried to leave our yard to find friends, nor has he tried to chase a car.  We are quickly falling in love with the sweet canine.  For now, we continue to keep him chained when we are not around.  Soon we hope to have our perimeter fence completed so Sir Pooch can freely guard our land.  Welcome to the family Poochie! 


  1. He was probably trying to herd the sheep. He's a great breed for that!

  2. Awww....glad to hear that Pooch is working out for you! It's so fun to have a dog on the farm....until they die :(

  3. Sweet face :) I agree that he was probably trying to herd.


  4. I don't doubt he was trying to herd. The poor sheep got a little too scared and didn't understand what was going on. It will take some time to get them used to one another.

  5. What a sweet addition. I love him, it looks like he is making himself right at home too.

    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted


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