Our Ike, our family & chicken protector, our BWD, passed away last night.

He turned 10 in October. I’m grateful that he didn’t suffer, just passed away of old age in his sleep.

But still, there were tears.

He was Madeline’s purple ribbon dog.

He was Rafe’s playmate.

He was my lapdog, and my work-from-home companion.

And of course our chicken guardian.

On a practical note, we can’t raise chickens without a guard dog so if anyone knows of Great Pyrenees pups for sale from a working farm within driving distance please let us know.

But it’s hard to imagine a worthy replacement.

Here are my favorite Ike posts:

Hawk (5), Ike (4)


Fair Report

A boy and his dog


Back on duty

Dog pile

The ordinary story of today

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