January 08, 2009

Little Puppies - Farm Photo of the Week

Newborn Great Pyrenees Puppies

This is an old picture of Bayla's mother Abby with her litter of puppies. These are Bayla's brothers and sisters and even though she is hard to see in this picture, if you look closely you can just see baby Bayla's bottom sticking out of the bottom of the pile. She was the one with the patch of color above her tail. She sure did grow a lot, she has outgrew her mother by a few pounds. Looking at her today it is hard to imagine she used to be small enough to fit in my hands.

11 comments:

Amy said...

Sweet picture.

Joanna said...

I dig out the baby (puppy) pictures from time to time too. You're all sentimental because Bayla had surgery yesterday. :-) You're a good Mama.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

It is amazing how animals grow as much as they do. This is a beautiful photo, makes me want to be there, sitting back and quietly watching the family. :)

Jemm said...

AWW! So cute. Do they lose their coloring as they get older?

Thanks for coming by my blog! I also LOVE goats. But we currently live in town :( .

Patrice Farmer said...

how cute!

DayPhoto said...

OHHHH! And the Momma dog has a warm and loving smile on her face.

Linda
Http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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Wrensong Farm said...

Great pic. How did you end up picking Bayla out of the bunch?

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Thanks you all for your nice comments! Yes, Great Pyrenees puppies that are born with dark markings will lighten as they get older. Some more than others but it is the norm for those with color to lighten as they grow up. Bayla had a lot of color on her as a puppy, but now only a bit of a very light tan mask and some dark ear tips is all the color that is real noticeable on her anymore.

All the pups in that litter showed great instinct for being livestock guardians, but I was looking for the pup that kind of stood back and observed things. The one that seemed most at home in the middle of the goat herd. One that was not shy or timid at all but also not the first one to come running up to people either because I was looking to pick the best livestock guardian in the bunch, the one best suited to bond with the goats.

I think I picked well but the owners of her brothers and sisters have wrote me and told me they are also great guardians too.

ByLightOfMoon said...

You goat photo is awesome and Bailey is a beauty too! I hope her recovery is quick, dogs do so much better than we do. Our Emma( Golden retriever puppy) was spayed and microchiped not long ago. She was hard to get to not jump on the sofa. She didn't care it seemed, but we thought it was too high. She does have long legs.
She has her own blog linked off of mine. I found you through Juri's blog and she does deserve your lemonade award! She has helped my (our)friend Cora thru this horrible experience by her side as sisters do.

Smiles,cyndi

Chiot's Run said...

So cute!