Pepper


Great Pyrenees
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Home:Sharps Chapel, TN  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
March 28th 2003

Likes:
barking, chasing cows

Pet-Peeves:
cows too close to mommy, Sargent (sometimes)

Favorite Toy:
tug-of-war rope

Favorite Food:
anything that is meant for Sabrina or Sargent, mommy's homemade dogfood

Favorite Walk:
the hills on our farm

Best Tricks:
getting into the pickup for a ride, chasing cows, positioning himself for a rump rub, flipping food dish to ask to be fed

Arrival Story:
I was looking for a pup to replace one that just died. Pepper was a 2 mo old pup bred on a goat farm. His 8 mo old older brother, Solomon, aggressively wanted to come home with me, so I picked up both. Solomon had to be rehomed due to risk he might kill our Aussie.

Bio:
Pepper is a very macho male. He's a fierce guardian, still with some overexhuberance of puppyhood. He's not quite 2 yet. He's learned to love being petted and rubbed, especially on the rump. He will sit his rear end on a chair, couch, or back seat in the pickup. When he sits in the front seat, he sometimes sits like a human. He works hard at warding off intruders by pre-emptive barking.

Forums Motto:
I'm 'the MAN' - don't MESS with me!!!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Pet Armor vs Frontline Plus

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 10th 2005 More than 9 years!

I Was In The:
2005 Valentine's Day Party!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
117002


Meet my family
Sabrina [RIP
8/5/2011]
Sargent"V"Rusty
Sugar [ in
memorium ]
U [ in
memorium ]
Peaches [ in
memorium ]
Zorro [the
masked man]
Chewie

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Super Senior Citizen

July 25th 2013 4:54 pm
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Well, I thought I should mention that I turned 10 in March. Mom is VERY happy because she knows large breed dogs have average life spans of 10 to 12 years, and she felt cheated that Sabrina died just after her 9th birthday.

I'm doing well. Mom wants me to protect her inside the house at night... I think she calls it "retirement". She had retired me months ago and Chewie and Zorro took over working at night out in the pastures, but this May, Zorro went to the rainbow bridge and he wasn't even quite 4 years old. That was a shock.

Then a friend of mom's gave her a 20 month old girl named Bella. Bella's a nice girl and smart. She learns fast. When Zorro went I had to work at night with Chewie, but now that Bella is here and I've trained her some, mom retired me again. Bella is a real cutie. Her uncle is a major winning Championship dog. She didn't get all the perfect traits to be a show dog, so now she's a farm dog and she's a darn good one. So she and Chewie work outside at night, and I stay inside and help Sargent protect mom.

Gotta run now! Hope you all are doing well.
Pepper "The Man"

 

retired... somewhat

July 15th 2012 7:25 pm
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Well, the vet told mom to keep me in at night so I won't stress my left foreleg. 2 bones in one of my left digits are a bit separated and that hurts some. The vet said I also have injured my left front ankle a bit above the paw. So, that plus some arthritis makes me limp.

I got a bad infection in my left hind leg and was put on heavy duty antibiotics for 30 days, and that cleared up well, so I'm back on duty but only during the day. On hot days I knock and tell mom I want to come inside to cool off. I get lots more special privileges, so I guess having to stay inside at night isn't so bad.

Pepper

 

Getting suspicious in my old age ...

December 5th 2011 3:07 pm
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Well, I'm really beginning to think that Sabrina is not coming back. It's been a long time since I last saw her or heard her bark. She looked good, but I know she was sick. She still stood guard at night with me. Last time I remember seeing her was in summer. Daddy goes away but comes home; I don't think Sabrina is coming home.

When she got sick, I got a hurt paw and started limping. I still have my limp. Some days it's not bad, but other days it's really not good. Since mom took Sabrina and me to the vet, mom has kept me inside at night so I don't get to go on long treks with Zorro. Zorro and Chewie are out every night guarding the cows without me. Well, I can't complain. Staying in at night seems to prevent my hurt foot from hurting so much.

After Sabrina disappeared, mom broke her elbow. That's not good for a 69 year old lady to do to herself. It's been a rough year. I hope your year's been better.

 
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