Herding the children

by Derrick
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

I had a mix great pyr, who was so clever she named herself one evening as a puppy after she responded to Captain Picard of Star Trek fame calling to commander Data on the little TV in our kitchen, my little pyr looked up and was forever thereafter "Data".

My parents came to visit us in Canada from their home in Florida. We had a very active two year old boy, a six year old boy and by that time Data was 7 years old. We lived in a new home with no fences yet installed. One afternoon, my wife and I took the luxury of grocery shopping without the kids while my parents were watching the both kids and doggy.

Somehow my 2 yr old, Quinn, got out the back door and was off running like a bolt of lightning. My elderly parents were terrified and weren't sure how to catch the boy when Data took off like a rocket, herded Quinn and caught him by the diaper long enough for my mom to catch up and bring him home.

My mom still talks about this amazing dog who passed away 6 yrs ago. Quinn is a healthy, and happy 15 yr old now.

I am now considering adopting a rescue pyr and couldn't be more excited.

Big hugs to all great pyrs.

Derrick in Ottawa

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Sep 12, 2014
Adoption and Foster Opportunities
by: Frank from Great Pyrenees Club

Derrick, We have a number of people in the Ottawa area who are actively involved in Great Pyr Rescue. One of the constraints we have is finding foster homes. Every new foster we find provides a safe place to land for a Pyr in need.

How would being a foster fit in with your plans of hugging a Pyr while providing a great service?

Maryanne and Donna are both in Ottawa and would be happy to chat with you. You can contact them via our site.

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