Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Home For Gypsy

This is Gypsy. She is 11 months old and came here while I was visiting in the mountains. William thought she would fit in with Bella and Hillary our other Great Pyrenees and Tinker(Great Pyrenees/Antonin Shepard). 4 guard dogs and 8 goats don't work too well. Gypsy is still a puppy and wants to play, chase, and chew. She is learning to behave with the goats but we just don't have room or really need a 4th guard dog. I finally decided to place an ad in Craigs List and was swamped with emails and calls. Took a little talking back and forth but have found Gypsy a new home. She is going to be living on a farm about 70 miles from here in Siler City. The farmer has a young college student working for him and she has been wanting to train a Great Pyrenees for their farm. They had one for a couple of years but someone stole her. Gypsy will be perfect for them as she is still young enough to train easily and is already use to being with goats and other farm animals. We will be taking her to her new home on Tuesday. That way I can see where she will be living and how she likes her new home. Really like Gypsy but am so happy she will have a home where she will be able to guard her own herd of goats and have a young lady to take care of and love her.
As soon as we finish repairing and replacing fence we will be moving the pregnant goats into a different pen. Those will be for Hillary to watch over. Bella and Tinker who are inseparable will stay in the main pen guarding the rest of the goats. After the kids are weaned Hillary will go in the buck pen to keep an eye on them. Feel like its a game of musical goats around here. Hillary is older and obeys commands so well. She doesn't mind when you move her from one goat pen to another. Bella and Tinker aren't happy when you move them or their goats. You can tell we are well trained by the dogs can't you... (smile)


Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you have found a forever home for Gypsy. I know the young lady on the farm will be thrilled to train her and love her.

It does sound like musical goats there!!! Never a dull moment.

We had a few flurries yesterday. Sunny and 59 today.

Take care, Peggy.

Marigold said...

Dogs have that habit of training their owners. A goat would never dream of doing such a thing, now would they? :)

TexWisGirl said...

I hope gypsy will be happy in her new life!

Mike said...

I hope Gypsy loves Siler City. I wouldn't mind moving out there myself. Nice country.

Anonymous said...

Glad you were able to find a good home for Gypsy!



Patty said...

Super interesting about the herd guard dogs, and how it works for you. It's a thought for the future here. Thanks for sharing! :) Gypsie is adorable.

Mary said...

Peggy, I wish I lived closer. I would have taken Gypsy in a heartbeat, but I'm glad you were able to find her a good home on a farm where she can be happy.

Hope you are doing well. Really miss you.


PEA said...

I'm so glad to hear that you were able to find a new home for Gypsy! As you say, you really didn't need a 4th guard dog and she'll probably be much happier having her own herd of goats to watch over.

I always admire you so much for everything you do on your farm and with the animals. They do indeed have you well trained! lol Love ya sis xoxo

Rachel said...

How wonderful that you have found a new home for Gypsy. She is a beautiful dog! When you said Siler City I thought of the Andy Griffith show!!

Blessings to you in this New Year!!

JoyceAnn said...

Glad you found Gypsy a new home. So , she's in Siler City , we're 10 minutes south of there. My hubby's family are from Siler City.


amelia said...

So happy she is going to a good home. I know you'll bring her back with you if you aren't happy with the place she's going. I hope it all works out well for Gypsy.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

This is a wonderful breed of dog. I had a neighbour that had to to guard his sheep. It is wonderful to watch them to this in such a calm, dutiful way. They lived their whole lives with that flock of sheep, summer and winter.