Tributes to Pets of our Past
Goliath - 2007 - 2019
Goliath wass Atlas' brother, both of which were rescued in 2007 when they were only 10 weeks old. Goliath was the alarm bell, and first line of defense against predators. He was a happy boy, and we miss his smile every day.
Hercules - 2014 - 2021
Hercules is Great Pyrenees mixed with Saint Bernard and a bit of Akbash. He is a livestock guardian, but happens to be deaf. He's a special boy, but due to his hearing, is not very effective as a guardian. He's a great companion, and we love his silly antics.
Moose - 2010 - 2021
Moose was just my big mutt, and my pet. He was never intended to be an LGD, but his very large presence did dissuade the coyotes. He also cleared the farm of rabbits, and just generally was an all around friendly addition to the farm.
Katniss, Ginger, Lynx - 2014-2018
These three kitties were our indoor mousing crew. Katniss was the mama, and Lynx was even born on the farm. They all came to us in 2014, and perished in our house fire in 2018. They kept each other safe, but no mouse, vole or small bird was safe around them! We miss them all dearly.
Atlas was one of our two original livestock guardians. He was born in 2007, and he and his brother worked to keep the farm safe from predators. Atlas was a special farm dog, who would be happier no where else in the world. We loved him for his grumpiness, but great instincts around the animals.
Nina - 2004-2015
Nina was a beautiful shepherd we rescued when she was 10. She had mammary cancer and her family left her at a shelter. All healed up from surgery, she came to say with us for her twilight years. Quirky, and my shadow, she was a fun girl.
Athena was Larry's female shepherd. Smart, loyal, well trained - he rescued her from a life of abuse and neglect. Always eager to please, she wanted nothing more than to be at Larry's side. A super athletic and energetic girl.
Hobbes - 1998-2010
There aren't words to describe Hobbes. My Baby Bear, my big goofball. Always lovable, always fun. He always knew just what I needed. At my side whenever I needed him and always willing to do chores in the dark, go for a long hike, or sleep on my feet to keep them warm.
Ditka - 1992 - 2008
Ditka was my first dog. A great companion whether we were hanging out on the couch, going hiking or camping or driving across country. This little misfit could go just about anywhere with me. The attitude of a Rottweiler, and the howl of Beagle.
Grish - 1995 - 2009
Grish was Larry's German Shepherd. Well trained and disciplined, and also huge and grumpy. He had many adventures with Larry, and destroyed many a pair of pants in his lifetime. He broke up dog fights, and generally tried to keep law and order on the farm.