Jenna is a little Maremma spayed female dog, two years old, and full of personality. She was the lowest member of the pack for a long time, until her sister, Jade and she had a fight. It was one of the first times Jenna stood up for herself rather than submitting and running. She bit Jade hard and Jade has shown her some respect, but she is still lowest in the pecking order, and she is the smallest. She must take her food away from the sight of the others, especially her sister Jade, so that she has some to eat. Usually, one of the dogs stops her and she drops the food. I have been giving her instalments in a secret place where she returns to later to enjoy. She is a nervous barker and will bark for hours on end if she feels a threat to the farm, but she does not usually go to the fight. She is quite small for a Meremma female, but she certainly has the livestock guardian dog traits. Unfortunately for her and for her sibling, she was badly mistreated and abused as a tiny pup, kicked back to the sheep pen, fed but not watched and the sheep ate the pups food leaving them starving. They ate the sheep's grain and pulled wool in order to survive. Jade had a broken hip at some point, which did not heal properly and she will limp always. In cold weather, it bothers her even more. Jenna is a little less shy of people than Jade, however; she will not go near a strange man wearing a ball cap. Her abuser was such a man. Jade and Jenna were rescues, but have permanent homes on the Fat Ewe Farm and are loved, cherished and adored. Who couldn't love that smiling f
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