Friday, October 7, 2011

Pooja's Happy Story

Sweet Pooja wants a belly rub.

So much has happened with the two new LGD's that I brought in this August.  However, the main point of recent events is that Pooja has stayed here at our farm and Capone left last Saturday to live on a farm in Hines, MN (only 15 miles from here).  I just talked to his new owner today and she said he is adjusting well to her farm, her livestock, and her three other Great Pyrs.  Yay for Capone!

And yay for Pooja!  She was whiney and lonely the first few days after Capone left.  But as hoped for, she soon began seeking the companionship of our other dogs.  Without her brother to back her up, she lost her aggression towards Shachah.  And Shachah let go of his rigid defenses toward her.

On Tuesday I let her be off leash with me in the ewe pasture for two hours.  At first she fretted on how to get out.  Then she settled down to watch me move electro-net.  Then she euphorically rolled in some sheep manure.  And finally, Pooja walked into the long grass where the ewes were grazing and flumped down to take a nap.  The lambs came up to sniff her and she just wagged her tail.  This was the first time I had ever seen Pooja relax since she has been here.

On Wednesday I took her into the vet to be fixed.  Yesterday I brought her home.  My main worry was how to keep her subdued during her recovery.  Every time she was kennelled she paced, whined, dug, and tried to climb over the panels.  So I took the chance and just left her off-leash yesterday.  Praise God she showed no interest in running off.  In fact she seemed to finally LIKE her new home. 

Pooja was by the back door this morning and she even helped me visit the sheep.  She and Shachah frolicked up and down the driveway together, and then they settled in for their morning naps.

I'm so glad this has finally worked out!  She is such a lovey dog, and I know she is good at her guardian job.

Welcome Home, Pooja!


Kelly Bartels said...

This is wonderful news. LGD are such kind souls.

Michelle said...

So nice to hear how everything worked out!

Becky Utecht said...

Yes, wonderful news! You are SO good with dogs, I am happy Shachah has a GP friend to frolick with. :-)