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On “Bert-Day” we welcomed home our first puppy!

Bert the Great Pyrenees

Have you ever heard of “Bert-Day”??? Me either! Well, that’s probably because Cale made it up! We found out we were finally getting a puppy in January. After a year, we finally found the right puppy, a great pyrenees. 

WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM!!!

ISN'T HE ADORABLE?! A white puppy and mud puddles don't mix well!
ISN’T HE ADORABLE?! A white puppy and mud puddles don’t mix well!

How big is our puppy you ask?

When we picked him up from the wonderful place he was born, he weighed about 20lbs. At the end of March we took him to the vet, and he weighed 24lbs! Last week he went in for his last round of his puppy shots, his rabies shot, and the next round of heartguard and nexguard (flea/tick), and he weighed a whopping 38 POUNDS! In 3 weeks he gained 14 pounds!!!

How big will Bert get?

Around 120 pounds! Cale and I both love extra large dogs, and hope to get more in the future, and we are happy that Bert is the first addition to our family and farm!

Never heard of a Great Pyrenees? 

They are called the livestock guardian dog, and are naturally nocturnal. They make great farm dogs, and do well when they are kept busy guarding livestock such as sheep or chickens.

Do we have sheep or chickens?

Currently, no. Eventually, yes!

Why a Great Pyrenees puppy?

We wanted a somewhat lazy farm dog, that would keep an eye out for predators such as coyotes. We have cows that have calves that don’t know how to protect themselves when they are very young. Pyrenees are also a great family dog. When we do someday have children, Bert will be a great guardian and lovable pup for them!

Why the name Bert? Will the next dog be named Ernie?

Hah, well we have several reasons for the name Bert, but I have one big reason for going with this name. That reason is that I wasn’t exactly thrilled with naming one of our future kids with the name Bert, but Cale seemed to think it was perfect. So what do I do? Say “YES” to naming our puppy Bert! If you are a ‘Friends’ fanatic like Cale and I, you will also remember an episode that they use Bert as a code name, and it’s pretty funny! 

Also, yes will most likely name the next XL dog we get, Ernie. Why not?!

Our puppy, Bert, LOVES to jump, bark, sleep, and play in the corn!
Our puppy, Bert, LOVES to jump, bark, sleep, and play in the corn pile!

I’ll leave you with some adorable pictures of Bert!

The second day we had Bert, we introduced him to some of the cows! He was a little scared, but he'll get used to them as he gets older!
The second day we had Bert, we introduced him to some of the cows! He was a little scared, but he’ll get used to them as he gets older!
We hope to continue to take pictures of Bert & Cale to show how much Bert grows!
We hope to continue to take pictures of Bert & Cale to show how much Bert grows!
Bert loves the farm! From helping me sort my seed, to helping Cale with the bean planter, to watching over us from the cool shop!
Bert loves the farm! From helping me sort my seed, to helping Cale with the bean planter, to watching over us from the cool shop!

Does your farm dog help you out on the farm? Do you have a great pyrenees?? Share your stories with me in the comments!

About katward02

A farmer's wife in southwest Iowa. I love to cook, eat, craft, and sometimes clean. We try to live a simple life on the farm, and enjoy everyday that we are blessed to live.

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