Just a quick post to show some pics of the new dogs. For those who don't know the whole story, found a couple of great dane/mastiff cross dogs in Pasco that a family was giving away. They had just had a new baby, and their house and yard was way too small for these huge dogs. So they agreed to give the dogs away to the right home. After learning that Mom and Dad live on a farm they were very eager that their dogs would be rehomed to the farm life.
One of the noisiest videos I've ever uploaded to the blog. The combination of dogs barking, Ellie crying, and three people all trying to catch the attention of the dogs makes for quiet the cacophony. At first the dogs were a bit stand offish, and the former owner was very apologetic; however little did he know that Dad's dog handling skills makes that hack "dog whisperer" guy look like Micheal Vick.
They really are good dogs, they are about a year old and about 3/4 grown, yup these monsters will get even bigger. Mom was a little apprehensive about their size, but it didn't take long for her to warm up to them and vice versa. Mom can claim to not be a dog person, but how many words is a picture worth again?
So the tan dog's name is Kingston, and the black dog's name is Hades.
Mom and Dad have some neighbors with a small pack of dogs. They used to pick on Shadow till Mom and Dad got Sampson which kind of tipped the balance a bit. With Kingston and Hades, I think it is safe to say that the arms race is over. Here's to big dogs and giving good homes to dogs that need it.
Now all we need is a saddle, it won't be long till Ellie is old enough for mutton bustin......I'm thinking if she can ride Kingston or Hades, mutton bustin will be a breeze.