Buttercup is no second banana

by Ed A
(New Jersey)

Miss Pretty face

Miss Pretty face

Before I share my story I want to say I have searched the web for years getting all the information I could about this breed and I can say this is by far my favorite site, The information they provide is always accurate and consistent. The people who run and post on this site Are friendly and welcoming to all and there is never a negative vibe. Thank you!

I have posted some things about Beau my male Pyrenees but I thought is was time to give Buttercup her due. Buttercup is my 12 year old female. You could never tell by looking she is very active and healthy. When you walk Butter she loves to roll onto her back and wiggle in the grass. My friends say she looks like a big cat.

Sometimes I think butter is the true Pyrenees personality. She hears only what she wants if she finds the gate open she is off exploring but the nice thing is everyone knows her and she don't get far before she is standing on the steps with one of our local wranglers!
But at 12 she has earned her independence.

At only 120 you would think she would stand clear of a grumpy Beau but quite the opposite. The other thing I love about her is her totally female looks. She has tight lips and very sweet girl features. it is quite easy to tell my girl from my boy they fit there looks like every pair should. Welcome any comments

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Nov 23, 2014
Thanks for your contributions
by: Great Pyrenees Club

Ed, You are truly a Great Pyr lover and one who is happy to share his experience with others. We thank you for that and for the kind words you have said about our site and our efforts to accurately inform to benefit Great Pyrs and their owners worldwide.

Thanks for sharing Buttercup. She looks like a sweet girl.

Frank Farrell
GPCSO

Dec 03, 2014
heartwarming
by: barb

Ed: Thank you for your comments about your Pyr's. I have a recue, when he was 9 months old I found him at the dog pound, and he has taught me so many things the most important being that Bruno is not like any other dog that I've had-and he helped me learn that. Bruno is now 9 and its so lovely to know that they can live longer lives if well taken care of. Your comments made my day-thank you!!!!!!
Barb

Dec 06, 2014
Age is just a number
by: Ed A from NJ

Barb I have always been of the mind age really is just a number. Who is to say what age is too old. I try to feed my babies a good solid grain free kibble and I add 13 ounces of white meat chicken. As to rests I'm not crazy about heath food treats ( I know when I want a treat I don't go to the heath food store) So my babies get a real treat, good old milk bones been around a good long time. I also might even let them be on the other end of something I am eating like a little crust from my pizza or even a piece of a hamburger of the grill in the summer time.

The other important factor is let them be a Great Pyrenees. A little time out in the snow is great but a warm fire at night and shelter helps keep them young. Last of all and most important, NO CORN OF ANY KIND. No corn oil no peanut butter with corn oil, corn is the natural enemy of the Pyrenees. Yep Beau is 8 and butter is 12 and I am not ready to put ether out to pasture any time soon. I take them to the vet for check ups twice a year and I promise if you do the same for Bruno you will up his chances of double digit life spans but don't just settle for that why should all the little dogs get those 14 to 16 year birthdays. Let's take some back for our very special breed.

Dec 07, 2014
that's great information
by: Barb

Thank you Ed for your info on the nutrition our dogs need to stay healthy. I finally found some dog foods that have done away with Bruno's "hot spots", ear inflammations. I bought him whole health dog food-no grain, no CORN. I paid a lot for it but he's doing great on it, so it's a keeper. I also share my tid bits with Bruno... what ever I am eating, he gets a pinch of every bite. He loves Italian food. You just can't keep him out of the kitchen when he smells garlic and tomato sauce.

He is in the house when he wants to be, and always in all night long. He wears a Pet Safe laser beam collar that he respects so that he won't roam. I live in the woods with acres around with no houses, and he would roam everywhere if I allowed it. He gets vet checked twice a year unless more needed. He's very vocal with growls of joy in greeting the mail man who is a wonderful singer and they hit the same note in the scale. It's very funny and I adore it.

He talks to me so often and you can easily see the joy in his black eyes, but he's also defensive if he senses danger, etc. He's wonderful to old MuffMuff the 14 year old cat who lived here before he did. Not at first, but he soon came to realize that Muff lives here and she is loved, so now they sleep happily on the front deck side by side on their respective beds.

My cup runs over with thankfulness, and as I said I appreciate your comments about Beau and Buttercup, and their nutritional needs. You must have done research on what they need versus what is so often sold as dog food and I appreciate it.

Have a grand time today with your beautiful big companions, I plan on it too. Thanks Ed.

Barb

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