March 16, 2009

Puppy Jail - Farm Photo of the Week

Hey, we want our phone call!

Two young Great Pyrenees puppies that are used to having the run of the goat pasture let their feelings be known about being temporarily shut in the feed pen so I could use the truck safely in the pasture.

17 comments:

Jason Crowson said...

man that makes me want to get a puppy!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Those are guard dogs? [giggle] too cute

Lanny said...

While your back is turned I'll just slip them some wire cutters.

Sheba said...

Aw, those are just too cute! I'd love to play with those!

This weekend, I had to share mom's blog with the goats (!) and the Kalahari the filly, but at least today's post was all about me... Everyone's nuts about Allis the goat, just because mom caught her jumping on the rocks. I jump on rocks too! But I guess whenever goats do something astonishing, it gets more attention...

I'm glad the Shiloh pups got to represent your place today! But oh my, I do understand that wailing. I would do, if my mom would think of putting me in a pen!

Warm greetings from Africa,
Sheba the Swedish RR, official protector of Ishtar's Ark's Nigerien goats.

KathyB. said...

Puppies...they are so cute and it often so hard to confine them for their own good, until we think of the alternative. Kind of like human babes, heh?

Becky said...

Too Cute!
I remember my sweet little fluffy Casper, not my Big 9 month old now! Wow, how fast they grow!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Oh, they are the cutest! Never can resist a puppy...

Jenny said...

Oh! They are too cute!
~Jenny~

Mom L said...

They look a little....insulted!

San Diego Farmgirl said...

That is about the cutest darn thing I've ever seen! Much cuter than my cat when she's locked in her kitty carrier. She doesn't look so sweet when she chews on the wire door. LOL

Amy said...

Cute picture.

Amy said...

OMG...I remember a year ago when my little Sammie looked just like the pup on the left!! So cute, just wanna kiss and snuggle them. I wish she was like this again, at least we could get near her!! (She's to hyper now!!!!)

nobody-but-us-chickens said...

Let me bail them out of jail, I want to pick one up, so cute.
I was just wondering, what would happen if a pair of rottweilers attacked the goats again. Would your dogs know those dogs are a danger to the flock? Would they try to stop them? Has any dogs tried to attack and been chased off?

DayPhoto said...

OH! They are so sweet! Darling! Adorable!
Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Mama said...

Oh no you didn't put them cutie pumpkin pie babies in the slammer!!LOL OMGosh are they not adorable!!No worries little babies I am sending bail money right away;)

Jennifer said...

Thank you all so much for your comments.

Good question "nobody-but-us-chickens". Yes they will protect the goats from other dogs. Last year a large red dog got into the buck's pasture. We only had one Pyr in that pasture but he fought with him and ran the red dog off, no goats were hurt. I hate to think what could have happened if we did not have a LGD, likely a repeat of the rottweiler incident.

While this was going on the two pyrs that was in with the does and kids positioned themselves between the buck pasture fence and the goats and raised quite a fuss about this strange dog in the next pasture over. They can be wonderful guardians that will protect their herd but people do have to be realistic, in other words one LGD can't defend against a whole pack of dogs though I have certainly heard stories of valiant livestock guardian dogs trying. Some have been killed like that too, so I always recommend people work LGDs in pairs if at all possible.

Oz Girl said...

Such sweet, adorable little puppies!! :)