Jane, the cat, kneading Jade, before bed time. They usually sleep together.
Jade and Jenna are the Maremma puppies. Jade is larger, huskier and more mature, plus more sensitive than Jenna. Jenna barks a lot, mostly at nothing, while Jade pays attention to the big dogs to see if they are barking. Ofcharka, the huge Akbash, Anatolian Shepherd, Great Pyrenees, Maremma cross, who is also mostly black, loves Jade, as does Jane. Jane sleeps on Jade, and before she sleeps, she is often seen kneading Jade. Jade does not mind and love Jane too. Ofcharka has always been motherly, um, fatherly would be better, to Jade as well, cleaning her ears primarily, but often licking her face. Jade follows me wherever I go, like Robbie, the border collie, lays down and waits for me, then continues on. She is becoming a fierce protector too, barking at foxes and coyotes, of which there are plenty at the farm. She is a sweetheart, exactly the loving family dog that a Maremma can be, with the independent intelligence that makes the breed superior livestock guardian dogs. Her one vice is that she has been known to steal eggs and eat them up, so we are working on that. Otherwise, everyone loves Jade!
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