Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sadie the guardian on forest patrol

Here's a picture of Sadie the Great Pyrenees livestock protection dog patrolling part of Valhalla's forests over by the waterfall this weekend. That area is fairly close to the main house and used to be completely overrun with
predators that were killing our poultry and other farm animals, yet Sadie's pushed them back deeper in the forest farther away from the house. There's plenty of room for all, plus plenty of water for all to boot, yet it sure helps to have Sadie defining boundary lines immediately surrounding the house and farm animal facilities in a language that wild predators truly understand. Good dog, Sadie! Good dog!

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