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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 […]

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.

Have you ever seen a more beautiful dog than our Sugar Bear? Smile. Gentle Gardens has a Gentle Giant. That’s what the Great Pyrenees Dogs are called. They are wonderful family dogs and are very loyal. The Great Pyrenees is very even-tempered and loves attention, especially from children. Sugar Bear has many Great Pyrenees friends that need adopting. Could you consider a Sugar Bear at your house…yes, they are big dogs, but we are big hearted people. Go to these sites and look at these beautiful animals. northstargreatprys.com, nationalpyr.org, milkandhoneyfarm.com

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.

Want a fun and lovely park to take MN visiting out of town guests? Our garden club went to see the Lyndale Park in Minneapolis, and we were there a long time. Smile. We were amazed at all of the gardens…we actually had NO IDEA! And, we live in the area. Most often Tom and I visit the Rose Garden…it is a short distance from the main theater building…and Sugar Bear can generally make it that far…that is, if we can pull her away from all the people who want to see her. The collection of roses is extraordinary, today it consists of 62 central beds and border beds along the interior and exterior perimeter. The first peak bloom starts by mid June and continues into early October. It’s well worth checking out if you haven’t been to the rose garden yet.

Sugar Bear is a show stopper when we take her out to the lake…not only do people love to pet her, but she loves to see people, she leans on them and looks up into their eyes…she’s a real blessing to all who stop to greet her. (We love it too!)

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

Gentle Gardens and our Great Pyerenees, Sugar Bear. What a special gift she has given us and to those whose lives she touches. She is a real joy and blessing.

Sugar Bear and Smokey Bear live as a part of the family at Gentle Gardens.

Gold Finches in the Garden… not only do they have a joyful attitude and song, they love caterpillars, grasshopper, beetles and insect eggs. They love Nyjer Thissle seed and can be seen hanging onto a sock feeder early in the day and again around 2-3 in the afternoon.