Update on Garrett - Oct 2011

by Brad & Jenn Foisy
(Hamilton, Ontario)

Great Pyrenees Rescue Garrett

Great Pyrenees Rescue Garrett

Great Pyrenees Rescue Garrett
Great Pyrenees Rescue Garrett
Great Pyrenees Rescue Garrett
Great Pyrenees Rescue Garrett

* Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Foisy family. We know they lavished love and care on this beautiful boy. *

Well! We just passed our 1 year anniversary with Garrett. Wow, tell me that didn't just fly by! So much has happened, lets see…

In Garrett's first year in his forever home, he has, graduated top of his class, has experienced many hours of grooming and (dare I say ) pampering! He has been promoted to the unofficial title of “non-digital alarm clock”, where by every morning... (some earlier than others) usually around 6:15 a.m, Garrett will sit ever so close to my side of the bed, and pant and stare at me until I awake.

Sometimes if I am in a particularly deep sleep, (which is usually always) he will resort to putting his “big Pyr Paws” on my arms to ensure he doesn’t go unnoticed... Rain or shine (and please, lets not talk about his new raincoat, for fear of damaging his brawny male ego!) for his early morning walk. Which to this day, is so ingrained in my routine, that I miss them when I cannot be around to enjoy them.

Garrett has also learned that the chipmunks at LaSalle park are not always as excited to see him, as he is to see them! Stuffed animals purchased for his enjoyment, do not retain that cute, plush and intact look, much past 20 minutes! His drool was meant to be shared, and that he is the world's largest lap dog!

He has truly been a wonderful addition to our family, and I am sure this is much the same feeling for many Pyr owners. Over the past year we have now amassed more pictures of "the G man" than we have of our family and children, combined!

He has come a long way with us, in regards to socializing with other animals and people. I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t brag about him, to someone… anyone, that is willing to listen and bear with my doting over his many pictures in my blackberry… like a proud Dad.

Truth is, He is my best bud! And we are a better family for being a part of his life... Thanks “G Man” :)

Brad, Jenn, and Carter Foisy

Comments for Update on Garrett - Oct 2011

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 26, 2013
Looks like Roman's dad!
by: HTan

Wow! What a beauty Garrett is.
He has the badger markings just like Roman
(Roman has the "Egyptian eye" that natural eyeliner around his eyes).

Garrett looks like Roman's dad. Lol!!!
But I know, a pyr from a rescue probably is fixed.
Roman is fixed too as we do not plan to breed him.

Roman's mom is an all white Great Pyr and his dad is a stud dog who supposedly has Roman's markings and is supposedly bigger than the dam and she is huge (over 100 lb, eats good I think).
I remembered her racing along the fence chasing after the glimpse of her son (Roman) being taken away by strangers (us).

It is a sight I will forever remember... hopefully in a near future we will bring Roman back to visit his mommy again.

Thanks for sharing your story. Wishing you much joy & happiness to your family.


Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Rainbow Bridge.








Breaking News

  1. Bladder infection

    Jun 21, 18 05:50 AM

    Is it normal for a GP puppy who has bladder infection and given antibiotics by the vet to not want to leave his crate? Is it normal for him to be so lethargic?

    Read More

  2. Aggression with Invited Guests

    Jun 14, 18 06:04 AM

    We have had Kaiser Allen since he was 8 weeks old. He and I bonded instantly and intensely. He is perfect with my kids, rescue Beagle, and cats. Allen

    Read More

  3. Heat Rash

    Jun 13, 18 05:58 AM

    We rescued a great Pyrenees on our own... he's had a lot of medical problems, and we've just got his weight up, but I think he's developing a heat rash.

    Read More

  4. Fear of people

    Jun 11, 18 05:59 AM

    My wife and I bought a Pyrenees at 8 months old, and from day one has been afraid of people especially men. we have tried sitting close to him and talk

    Read More

  5. Weight - Healthy

    Jun 10, 18 01:33 PM

    I had a GP dumped last year in June on our property and she came up with the horses after 3 days. Been inside dog every since - too hot in Texas for outside

    Read More

  6. Diet - Prefers Goat Food

    Jun 08, 18 06:57 AM

    I got my Great Pyrenees about 2 months ago, and I decieed hat it was time for her to go in the same pen as my goats. She has been doing fine, but tonight

    Read More

  7. Eating

    Jun 05, 18 05:23 PM

    What do they eat when they are in the mountains with their flock and left alone? This is Murfie at 8 weeks and 10 months. Sorry for the error.

    Read More

  8. Shedding

    Jun 05, 18 06:18 AM

    My mother's GP is 2 1/2years old has yet to shed her undercoat.She has owned GP's before so she knows they shed twice a year. Just wanted to know if this

    Read More