What if I had to make a choice to keep only one dog? Hmm. Robbie is with me 24/7 and is my dog for sure. He is good natured, but has a bit of a nasty streak when it comes to the frenzy of catching and killing. Towards humans, he is great. But, if I had to only keep one dog on the farm, it would be Jenna. She is shy, sweet, so pretty, small, protective and very loving. She would not make a town dog, because she is a barker, but that is her breed. Maremma dogs do bark to warn predators to keep away. Jenna is the low dog in the pack. Even the puppies are taking precedence over her now. They are bigger for sure. She does not try to challenge them anymore. Her early start in life was bad. The owner fed the puppies, but never watched to see what happened. The sheep ate the dog food and the puppies were starving. They ate grain and wool to stay alive. Jenna was obviously hurt too, likely kicked, certainly yelled at, and most probably hit. So was her sister Jade, and they are wary of people. Yet, Jenna will come to me and seek attention. She has the greatest big smile and she talks. I love that little girl. Shhh, don't tell Robbie.
12/12/2013 02:27:19 pm
How can you not want to love a dog like Jenna. When a dog has a gentle spirit and responds to you wanting affection, then your heart bends. If they have the strength of their own character and yet give you respect, then they are truly a great friend.
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