Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Love. This. Dog.

Willamina and I have been to the vet. She was poked and prodded and had her boobs smashed in a big machine. Oh wait, no that was me. Well, she was poked and prodded anyway. And she was WONDERFUL throughout the whole experience.

She's now had all her puppy shots, except one last booster and has a microchip. The first day she was here she laid down in a hollow to take a nap. I couldn't find her and nearly had a heart attack, I thought she was gone. After that the microchip seemed like a very good idea. Great Pyrenees are known to want to claim whatever territory they can see. Eventually our four foot fence could be nothing but a small hurdle for her. I want make sure we have a chance at getting her back if she decides to claim the wild west.

The Golden Girls aren't particularly thrilled with her presence yet. I don't think they understand that she's here to protect them. It's pretty funny to watch the girls stomp their hooves in an attempt to warn Willa off. I'm sure they think they're all mean and scary looking when they do that. If they were more than two foot tall it might work. But given they're just little Shetlands, yeah, not so scary. Willa just looks at them with a puzzled look as if she's thinking "Whatever."

She is showing great guardian instincts already even though she's still a baby. A 36 pound baby, but a baby none the less. She whines a little bit at bedtime, but I would too if I was taken from my litter mate and stuck with a bunch of freaky-looking, foot-stomping sheep that don't seem to like me very much.

11 comments:

Julie-Ann said...

Willa is so beautiful. She looks like such a good cuddling dog, not a working dog.

Debbie said...

She is so cute, I just want to love on her! She has such a sweet look to her.

Milah said...

You are so funny!

That microchip is a good idea, I hope you never have to use it.

Cindy said...

She is just beautiful. Her picture makes me want to just snuggle up with her.

thecrazysheeplady said...

What a great face.

LDWatkins said...

Oh, she is gorgeous!!!! Love that face.

Diana said...

She is certainly a beauty. The only Great Pyrenees I knew was a neighborhood wanderer--we always looked forward to his visits as he was so gentle and calm and he only wanted his ears scratched. His name was Moby, BTW!

Jen said...

She's a sweetie!!! I'm glad she's not taking crap from the sheep!!

Desiree said...

I used to work for a company that was a database for animal microchips! I specifically took calls for found pets and got in touch with worried owners. As a pet owner myself I found it very rewarding!

And Willa is beautiful, you've got to love puppy fuzz!

Jayne said...

She's beautiful! And almost as cuddly as your fluffy sheep.

Lori Skoog said...

What a beautiful girl. Hopefully she will find her new snugglemates soon.
I look forward to watching her grow up.