Great Pyr Rescue Silke

by Marianne Glofcheski
(Lochaber, Qc)

Great Pyrenees Rescue Silke

Great Pyrenees Rescue Silke

Great Pyrenees Rescue Silke
Getting brushed out after arrival.
That's as good as it gets for a first time
Posing for an

Silke is beautiful four year old, registered, spayed female who lived with a couple on their hobby farm. She got along well with the horses, the goats and other mammals.

….. However… she didn’t like the peafowl. She did like them for lunch though!

Unfortunately, they did not take the time to set up proper training so that she would learn to guard rather than eat them. ( I must admit that I sympathize with her for, other than the male’s tail feathers, I don’t like peafowl either.)

She is an indoor/outdoor dog but she really, really loves people, to be around them and to hang out with them. She is really good in the house and just sits where she can see everything.

Silke never jolts or unintentionally bumps anything! Her capacity to move without incident is very appealing, the true elegant Pyr seemingly gliding through the rooms making her rounds. Maybe she should be called Silke the Ghost?

There was a dynamic there where the husband, who was often away, had been her initial bond. However, since she would not respond immediately when called (read Pyr here) or looked but then continued her “important task” of examining blades of grass, he started to ignore her and she lived out in the barn after that.

As for chickens, I have taken her with me on my rounds, on leash of course, and walked through the chickens without her even turning her head to notice them. We aren’t at the point of allowing her unleashed. That will have to come later.
She did sniff the cats at first but now just glances at them and walks on.

When I put her in her pen after her run with my male, I call her and she comes without hesitation. When I call her to come in to be fed at the end of the day, she comes at the call. She sits at the gate to have her petting time and be hugged and then goes in to her place.

I suspect that she had just decided if the fellow would ignore her, she would respond in kind! Given recognition, be it ever so summary, she accepted the regimen here easily.

A point to mention: they had the dewclaws removed because “she tore one” and the vet (there are some rather uninformed ones) suggested their removal “for safety’s sake”!

Silke is a wonderful companion and a quiet friend. A wonderful cuddle puppy as well! Since she has been here, she has not barked overmuch. She does the usual “I’m on duty!” bark when it is her turn for the night shift and then accepts her place in the roll call.

Marianne Glofcheski (819) 985-1044

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May 30, 2012
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Tomorow (Thursday)
by: Marianne

Iian;
Tomorrow Silke will check you over to see if she can actually train you to Pyr appropriate behaviour! You can't study for the Pyr test. You can't prepare in any way. She has her own criteria and you will be judged according to that.

Ha! :)

May 26, 2012
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soon to be
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Soon to be my next best friend. Chico was a sudden loss, and I am sure this will more than fill the void. Can't wait to give her a hug.
Ian (Rochelles husband)

May 25, 2012
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Another Beautiful Dog
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Please hold her for me. Chico has gone over the Rainbow bridge. She is almost identical! Rochelle

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