Happiness is.....

by Mary & Mike
(Quebec, Canada)

My husband and I have had many dogs over the years, and all of them have added to our family's emotional life in their own way. So, we thought we had seen it all...but that was before our first Pyrenees graced our lives with his enormous "presence". This dog's ability to create pure joy knows no bounds. I can well imagine the beautiful Gus had much the same effect on the folks at the Farmers Market, on his regal stroll through the crowds. Ours has much the same effect on people.
So we tend to take our dogs with us everywhere. Our Pyr Gabriel and his canine Bernese pal Patches. If we don't, my husband gets sent back home to go fetch them! But its the Pyr with his giant welcoming smile, that people most respond to. He's an extremely sociable creature, an extrovert and, he especially craves the attention of children. He gives so much joy and leaves everyone with a smile and a personal story of meeting the giant white dog. We get the questions and we're happy to answer them too. But the very best thing about taking him out and about is the joy he leaves in his wake.
Makes us wonder, what did we ever do without a Pyr? And why did we wait so long to have one? Happiness truly is a Great Pyrenees.

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Dec 07, 2015
So Beautifully stated...
by: Great Pyrenees Club

Yes... Happiness is a Great Pyrenees. And the joy of taking them out in public is never ending. They have an enduring presence, not only for those who shared their lives with them, but for all of those they met.

Thank you for remembering our beautiful Gus. He left us far too soon but with a legacy of beautiful memories, punctuated occasionally with a sad reminder of his loss.

For us, that too, is the reality of having had a Great Pyr.

Dec 08, 2015
A true legion in NJ
by: Ed A from NJ

Yes I presently lost my Big Beau about five months ago and with it my heart. But something truly amazing happened.

He was my service dog so he went everywhere with me. My wife and I also run a rescue and Beau come to every adoption day where people, children and other dogs would get to know him. Well after he left many who would come to see him would ask where big beau was.

Many tears were shed but the amazing part was I did not here " I'm so sorry for your loss" instead they all had a story about how big beau had touched them, their children and even their shy and sometime scared dogs who Beau's gentle way helped and changed them.

It was then I realized how many lives big beau had touched and how many friends he had made. The best tribute any dog could ever have. It has been 6 months and still they tell stories of beau I had never known.

What other breed could touch so many.

God keep my gentle big Beau!

Mar 14, 2016
Happiness Is a great pyr!!!
by: Htan

Just wanted to pipe in...
Happiness is a Great Pyr.

I feel you...
Roman (my son and pyr) is the most wonderful pup in the whole wide world. My only son!!!

Just a wonderful amazing creature God made to grace our lives with!!!

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