Jade and Jenna came to the Fat Ewe Farm in Novenmber of 2013. They were supposed to have been 8 weeks old, but when they went in to get spayed, the vet said they were at least a month or even two older than I thought. The pups were the last of a litter from Saskatchewan. The man did not want them and did not care for them. He gave the pups food which the sheep rapidly ate leaving them to starve, so they ate the grain fed to the sheep and their wool to survive. Suspected abuse of the pups showed up as well when Jade limped a lot. She was likely kicked as a young pup and has hip damage that is permanent. She sticks close to home, to the farm house and to me and does not go on the walk about with the dogs unless I go. She follows me about when I do chores and loves being petted and talked to. She and Robbie are with me all the time, though not under my feet, just within my sight. Poor Jade to this day wags her tail tucked between her legs, still afraid of humans because of her sad life as a puppy. Jenna also suffers and will not come anywhere near a male. Only after 9 months on the farm will she let my son, Travis, pet her, but only if he approaches her. She does not go to a man. The girls are excellent watch dogs, both sounding the alarm bark when noises are heard. Jade keeps the barnyard safe while the other dogs are on patrol, since she stays home and she does not allow the Pyrenees pups to eat until the pack is finished. They have their order and the pups are last. Jade also bosses Ofcharka around, though he is twice her size, and her sister, Jenna, who knows better than to disrespect her sister. Jenna is very very small for a Maremma female, even smaller than Jade. Jade already has some arthritis in her injured hip when she was kicked as a baby, but she is delightful and full of love and sweet natured. My lady Jady!
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.