(Santa Cruz, CA USA)
Happy & tired after a hike in the Santa Cruz Mountains
We lost our beloved rescue Pyrenees Asti (Spumonte) last September at 10 1/2. He was 140 lbs. of grace and gentleness with a courageous heart. We had many happy years together and I cherish the memories we have of him as the guardian "angel" in our lives. We hope one day soon to share our lives with another Great White Dog.
I have so enjoyed the stories posted here; some of you really should write a book -- you are superb writers!
A couple of years ago, I wrote a short poem that was included a few months ago in our California Club Newsletter, Pyr News and Notes -- I hope you will enjoy it...perhaps you'll see a bit of your Pyr in here?
Familiars are welcome,
Strangers -- beware,
You’ve just been caught
in a Pyrenees stare.
You’ll be studied,
sized-up and then--
I’ll decide who, what & when,
will be allowed to come close by;
nostrils twitch, head and tail held high.
My task-- to keep my charges sound,
and to that end I’m honor-bound.
Have you noticed my great size?
This booming bark, these stern brown eyes?
You’ll be wise to heed my warn,
as that’s the job for which I’m born.