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Discussion in 'Precious Protectors' started by myfainters, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    My Maremma female (12 months old) and her VERY BEST FRIEND Mimzi.... these two love each other and are always together! I can't wait until Mimzi kids this year because I know Atty is going to be soooooo in love with the babies. :)

    Jess
    Faint-Hearted Ranch
    http://www.faintheartedranch.net
     

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  2. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    :love: aww what a great LGD
     

  3. Too cute! Somewhere I have a pic of my Ruth nursing a wether. Will look so I can find it.
     
  4. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    I love my LGD's it's a great feeling going to bed and knowing my animals are safe. :- )

    Jess
    Faint-Hearted Ranch
    www.faintheartedranch.net
     
  5. I have some more but photo bucket is having issues at the molment. This gives you an idea. Ruth had pups at this time and he got right in there with her and them. One pic was him with the pups. Silly goat, your not a dog. LOL

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  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    OMG John! That's adorable! LOL
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    my fainters what a cute picture!

    JD -- thats to awesome
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Beautiful dog and goat Jess... you see the love... you sure have a special LGD :lovey: :hug:





    JD...wow.. what a great dog... to feed a different species.. that is a dog that is very special and unique.... very lovely pair... :lovey: :hug:
     
  9. horselover

    horselover New Member

    9
    Mar 21, 2010
    Aww!! They are adorable! Can you post pictures once the goat kids? :? I am sure Mimzi will have a blast with the babies and love them to death!! :love:
     
  10. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    Yep Mimzi had her kids... Atty loves them so much that she tries to steal them! She is on time out until they are a bit bigger (they are a week old now) I'll get some pictures of them all together soon though. :)
     
  11. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Incredible mutual love and respect-sure is special.

    Wow JD, shows pure dedication!
     
  12. farmergal

    farmergal New Member

    519
    Jun 19, 2009
    Northern California
    OH my gosh this thread just made my day. what amazing and adorable pictures, thank you both for sharing :greengrin:
     
  13. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

    800
    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    what a great lgd!!! :greengrin:

    adorable pics!! :)
     
  14. 7acreranch

    7acreranch New Member

    140
    Mar 8, 2010
    Eastern OK
    Can a GP be to overprotective of new kids.Reason I ask we have "tiny" he is a year old been with our goats since a puupy excellenct protector and even though he is still a puppy he is well behaved. Both our does kidded when we werent watching, go figure. Moms did not bond but he did and will nest them and gets p/o at the dams and feels sorry for the kids when mom ignores them. From what we can tell he has done his job by cleaning up the mess but both times he was the one with the kids when we found the kids.
     
  15. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    An LGD needs to be monitored during their first kidding season.... they should NOT be allowed in with kidding does if you are not there (preferably with them on a leash) I would be willing to bet money the reason your does did not bond with their kids is because the LGD stole them the minute they were born. Their maternal instinct is soooooo strong.... they don't mean harm but if they are not taught appropriate behavior around kidding does.... you won't have a single doe that gets to keep her kids without getting bit and chased away.
     
  16. 7acreranch

    7acreranch New Member

    140
    Mar 8, 2010
    Eastern OK
    Thanks,
    I had a feeling after watching him with the kids that it might have been a problem. The one one was a first timer and our other doe had a one that was still born which I am sure was traumatic. The survivor also had a weak leg so he didn't get right up (he is doing fine now). The day our first kidded (to our surprise) it was cold, sleeting and we were at a 4H event and I don't think the kids would have made it if it was not for him.