WOO HOO!! My Big Bossy Sister has contributed to the blog!!! The following post was written by LOIS!~Loveyabye, Laura
I have been told, under no uncertain terms, that if I don’t contribute something to this blog my sister is going to change the name to “Pajari GIRL.com”.
So here it goes….
Laura tells me that the Great Pyrenees stories get the most attention on the blog and this, of all things, has forced me to finally put in my two cents. (Notice I never even defended myself when it came to the “Queen of Poo” thing – see post titled POO!!.)
Here is the deal…and I cannot stress this enough….the Great Pyrenees, as a breed, are NOT for everyone. I’m not entirely sure who they ARE for, but I know for a fact they aren’t for everyone.
If you have seen the pictures and heard the stories on the blog and are tempted to run right out and get your self a “Ginormous White Slobbering Dog”, I will tell you right now… DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!
Okay, so I’m not saying don’t EVER think about it…I’m just saying you damn well better educate yourself so you know what you are getting into. I didn’t and here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
Attraction for humans… they are huge, they are unique, they are fluffy and white.
What humans quickly find out about them….they are huge, they are stubborn, they wander, they do things on their terms and being that they are sooo white a fluffy you will spend more on grooming than you will spend on your next car.
I will not pretend to be an expert on Great Pyrs. However, my experience with THIS Great Pyr has been the most exasperating experience I have ever had with a dog. (I am told, and I firmly believe, that God makes the naughty ones extra cute.)
Jai is a dog that someone decided they just had to have. And then sadly they decided that he was too big. And he was too loud. And too expensive. And too energetic. And too destructive. Andy waay too much to groom. And so, he was left tied to a tree to die.
I will not give up on our Ginormous White Slobbering Dog. I will keep reading. I will keep talking to people with breed experience. We’ll keep working with him and someday we will find a compromise he will agree with.