My old Kuvasz (age 10) has slowed down quite a bit but will still come for mile-long walks around the fields with us, but will then lay down for the remainder of the day – he’s pretty stiff in his shoulders and when he gets up and starts to walk resembles me &/or my wife when we get out of bed and try to negotiate the stairs in the morning. It takes up awhile to get things moving properly these days. That’s why we’re now finished acquiring any new animals (other than perhaps a Norwich Terrier for my wife when the big dogs are no longer with us)
to keep us company in our declining years.
I haven’t had any communication with Agnes for several months now and will check in on her later today to see how she and her two dogs are doing. I know that her dog (Esther’s sibling) also had a propensity to molest her hens. For a while we called our dog Esther the Molester. However, she’s absolutely perfect now other than her car-chasing behaviour. Although we are very remote we do get vehicles on our road at times, especially now during hunting season, and she and the Pyrenees will hear the vehicles coming from 1 km away and lay in wait for them at the end of the driveway and then chase them away from our property.. She is relentless despite my shouting ‘NO’ at her and calling ‘bad dog’. I know that she thinks that she’s helping to keep our property stranger-free but I don’t want her getting hurt. Hopefully she’ll grow out of that behaviour as well. My other Kuvies never chased vehicles – go figure.
Thanks again for checking in, Kindly, Phillip Robichaud, Antigonish, NS