Doesnt Everybody Need a PD

| 4/9/2014 9:40:00 AM

CEFarm dogs ... working dogs.

Anybody who’s grown up or worked on a farm knows how invaluable a working dog is.

For years we were blessed with the absolute best livestock guard dog (LGD) and the smartest Rat ‘Terror,’ too ... at the same time. They were excellent canine companions (except after skunk hunting escapades), family guard dogs and thorough pest/predator management staff God ever created. No show dogs but undeniably irreplaceable.

Ben In River
He loved to cool off in the river 

He was a lover, not a fighter

Ben was huge and his heart was, too. He was my best bud. ‘Terror’ Tammy was my feisty little rodent killer and Ben’s pseudo-mom. Ben ran with me while I rode my ATV through woods and up and down river banks. (I am that grandma in the song – “over the river and through the woods ...”!) Tammy never missed a ride and sat in front of me. That was such a treat for them because it was the only time I’d let them hunt squirrels. You know, they never caught one. It was the chase they loved!

4/10/2014 6:18:27 AM

CE, welcome to the GRIT blogging community. Dogs are an integral part of country living. Over the years of growing up and raising kids, dogs have been part of the family. I can't say that we ever had a guard or working dog but even so they were unique each in their own way. My last dog passed a few years ago which will end the dogs in my household. Other pets have been in the household over the years. Fish, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, and even wild squirrels have all been part of the menagerie of animals that lived in our lives. ***** Thanks for bringing back some wonderful dog memories. Have a great PD day.