Brought a tear to my eye

by Susan Grubert
(Peterborough, Ontario)

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.

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Apr 15, 2012
Great story
by: Frank

Hi Susan. That's a wonderful story. Why not send us a few pictures of your dogs?

Thanks,

Frank

Apr 16, 2012
Thank you....
by: Connie Ramey

Thank you for sharing these tender memories. I love my Pyr so much...they are a unique and wonderful breed.

Apr 16, 2012
Your story brought tears to MY eyes
by: Martha

I am beginning to believe that they do sense things...and Beaumont knew that his friend was dying. It chokes me up, because if I was really paying attention over a year ago, I am sure Frank was trying to tell me the same thing. I wish I was in tune with my Pyr as you are with yours. Wonderful dogs with such powerful personalities.
Thank you for sharing, and yes, more pictures.

Dec 11, 2012
wow
by: JoAnna

yep, perceptive - loved your story, thanx for sharing. brought tears to my eyes.

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