Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Different Kind Of Dog

Meet Matt Dillon, guard dog extraordinaire. I think he's a Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd cross. There might have been one other breed crossed in there, but I was paying more attention to the dog than the tour guide. This is a big friendly dog (with a head the size of a bowling ball) who was happy to greet us as we walked into his area. I might not have been paying close attention to his breeding, but I sure listened up when his owner told us it was good we hadn't brought any dogs with us and that we shouldn't try to touch any of the stock - he'd turn on an instant! And, seeing how this is primarily a sheep blog, I bet you are thinking he was guarding sheep. Nope.

Did I bring one home? Surprise - nope. I did see some chickens I liked though. They were everywhere. All shapes, sizes and colors. Most running free, the babies in cages and some setting hens in pens. And all perfectly safe, guarded by Matt Dillon.


~Tonia~ said...

Sounds like a good time. What a lovely dog. He looks all soft and cuddly. ;) The peacock is very pretty!!

Shelley said...

I saw THREE of those dogs in the back of an SUV a couple of days ago. All you could see from the back were furry booties and long, waggging tails! They are so cute and so BIG.

nancyneverswept said...

We like big guardian dogs! Who, though, in their right mind, raises PEACOCKS? And thank goodness you didn't bring any home! What a racket!


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