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  So, the Bear says, “Is this all there is?” I want a snow-storm where the windows are all covered…you know where I can then go and lay on the couch… See, much better. smile. But, you know we Great Pyrenees are made for the snow…

Great Pyrenees Dog

Feb. 27, 2013 No Comments Posted under: Great Pyrenees Dog

Sugar Bear will be 13 on April 25. This big dog has been a blessing to many…even though we are in the city, she has earned her keep.  Great Pyrenees dogs are used for small animal protection.  They keep the foxes, from the goats, the snakes from the chickens, they prowl the fence lines and […]

Great Pyrenees dog

Feb. 21, 2012 No Comments Posted under: Great Pyrenees Dog

Thelma, a Great Pyrenees Dog, lost in Lakeville. Very shy, don’t feed her or try to catch her. Call animal control if you spot her.

When I walk Sugar Bear, our Great Pyrenees, many children will say she looks like a polar bear. Adults will often make that comment too. You can almost see Sugar Bear laughing. She loves to be with people…they bring her much joy. She is a hit at group homes and care centers…especially if the residences can feed her popcorn. However, afterwards, she looks at her supper bowl and then at me…like “Hey, you short changed me today…it was only popcorn!” Little does she understand that thin if better than being overweight…too much for that big body to carry around.

Great Pyrenees Dogs…they are called Gentle Giants. They are also guard dogs…working dogs. They protect sheep and cattle from predators. Sugar Bear protects Tom and I from harm…she will stand in front of us when someone comes to our house. When we indicate to her that it is ok, she will go and lay on her bed and watch us very closely…sometime only from the corner of her eyes…yet we know she is watching intently. Sugar Bear is a trained companion dog and we take her to nursing homes and to group homes and to shut-ins. She is the star for the day…we have to be watchful because everyone wants to feed her…especially popcorn. smile. Sugar Bear will be 12 in a few months…and we’ve been thinking about another Great Pry. We have decided that we will wait until it’s time…some time after our Bear is gone. We want her to know that we are her people…and we will always care for her needs. She looks at us with expectant eyes that we will do what is best for her.

Sugar Bear, now 12 years old and in great health. We are blessed.