Brought a tear to my eye
by Susan Grubert
Reading about Frank brought a tear to my eyes. So reminded me of my Napoleon...Leon for short. It was winter and I was home alone with the kids, my husband away for 3 weeks. Leon was an obedient dog despite being a Pyr! It was late at night and from my room I heard him growling and then barking, I didn't want him to wake the kids so went to get him. Told him to come to my room and he just ignored me, when he did that a little yell at him would usually get him to move.
He would not budge. I looked out the windows in front but saw nothing and then out back where it is very dark. I got quite mad at him but he still ignored me. Then I looked at where he was...at the top of the stairs at the hall entrance that went to our bedrooms. There was no way anyone could enter the house or get near us without going past him.
Then I knew he was being a full Pyr guarding us so I left him to his job fully trusting him to protect us. He was my first Great and I mean GREAT Pyrenees. I am now the proud owner of my fifth. No other breed can compare!
My second Pyr was Beaumont and was a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog. People say dogs don't talk, I say that is nonsense.
Beau's favourite client was going downhill with diabetes, I could see that. The one day we went and were visiting him Beau was acting very strange in his room. Our client did not usually talk to us just loved Beau up and watched him.
But today it was different. I looked at Beau asking him what is wrong and then he told me. It was a shock to me. He told me our client was dying and it was coming soon. Our client passed that week. Beau could not finish his rounds that day, he told me he had to get out he was so upset.
We both took some time off after that but then we were right back at it, spreading Pyr love!
Now I have Aragon and Azlan. They are a unique breed.