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lambs, pup and piglets


6 little lambs dancing in the pasture. One has white ears and is just too cute for words. Watching them bound around and explore helps me forget the pain for at least a little while. The Great Pyr pup we got from a rescue center seems to be working out well. I think she had been abused becuase she was so thin and would cringe with any quick movement. She has grown well and is gaining confidence. The older one has taken her under her wing and they actually take shifts on guard duty. There are 6 little piglets from 2 sows that take turns nursing all of them. The piglets are small enough to get through the fence and are starting to explore and were playing on the driveway
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How cute!!!!! emoticon
Everyone sounds just so sweet.

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Oh the signs of spring. It been a long time since I have seen any lambs. How old was the pup when you got her?

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we aren't exactly sure but the word was somewhere between 4-6 months by age. However, by size she was about 6-8 weeks. By behaviour we are certain she was beaten and starved. All we know is that the rescue center got her from someone else who got her from somewhere else. (we got her for cost ...vet fees which were $200 after volunteered services and an 8 hour round trip for my wife and daughter)She was so small she was able to hide under Nina our 6 year old Pyr, and Nina was the runt of the litter. She only weighs 120 pounds and is 30 inches at the shoulder, whereas her parents were 185 and 200 pounds. The pup, Muffinator is now up to 90 pounds and almost as tall as Nina. Our vet is very happy with her progress. The look of happiness and expectation on her (the Muffinator)face when she was given her first butcherday treat (a pig head) was just amazing.

Now she is around 90 pounds, still somewhat skittish, not around us but when all the animals are in the paddock, she will wait til they clear a path and wont walk between them
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I have always wanted one for the farm but was leery of the rescue center for fear they may not adjust to the animals.

I bet she is beautiful, such pity someone had to be cruel to her. She is a lucky pup that you took her. I will have to rethink the rescue center when our dog now mellows out.

She is a mutt 5 years old now but is very good at keeping unwanted pest away from the cows and birds. However, she will not tolerate a new dog on her land.

She rules everything even our two older dogs mind her.


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Oh, lambs!

*remembers how they used to bounce when getting out of the stable for the first time*

Thanks for the smile and the story of your Pyr dog. I love happy endings.

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