Monday, August 5, 2013

The Guardian

Casper, a Great Pyrenees, showed up on Arnie and Betty’s ranch several years ago. The Great Pyrenees is a common livestock guardian breed in the West, particularly for protecting sheep. But no sheep live near the ranch, so Casper’s origins are a mystery. He was terrified of men with grey hair and cowboy hats who smoked cigarettes, so they figured he must have run away from someone like that.

Casper is a gentle soul who loves people, especially children. Casper operates under the assumption that prevention is the best method of protecting the ranch, so he spends much of the night barking to warn potential predators to stay away. His deep, loud WOOF, WOOF might discourage coyotes but, I’m told, can also deter sleep!

Addie and Casper holding Mo; Dane holding Minnie

“For you were going astray like [so many] sheep, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Guardian (the Bishop) of your souls.” –1 PETER 2:25 (AMP)

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