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This is my first meeting with Waco the Wonder Dog last weekend at a Christmas dog park event. My grandaughter came with me and brought her stuffed Lab that she named after my dog that had died. Makes me think Beau had angel wings when I found Waco.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Question: Are Pyrs nudgers?
« on: December 06, 2007, 04:04:22 am »
I think Waco may be a habitual nudger. He can't help himself. Whenever I'm at the computer he insists on pushing his nose under my wrist and quickly lifting my hand off the keyboard so that it settles quickly on his head.

He also seems to weigh my commands (requests) before he commits to any action.

That said, he seems to be adjusting to his new life.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / I've taken the leap: Meet Waco the Wonder Dog!
« on: December 03, 2007, 11:41:24 am »
Yesterday was the big day. I drove up to College Station, TX and signed the adoption papers for my own Great Pyrenees, Waco the Wonder Dog. It was so exciting. I stopped off at a store and picked up his own stuffed lamb; of course, he doesn't have the guardian instinct and I don't think he knows how to play so Lambie is laying around. Last night I spent the evening giving him head, neck and body massage followed by a good raking to calm him down. I have three other dogs and wanted to be sure things would be okay.

Only a few minor skirmishes, today even better. Waco is not from Waco. He was seized from a horader with 50 animals in Dallas this past summer. The Texas Great Pyrenees Group rescued him. After Dallas he spent time in Austin, Bryan, Houston, and finally College Station, land of A&M. At some point he acquired his moniker and his trusty red cape marked with a big "W." Someone said maybe it was for "whacko/: Who knows. But I ask you, who could change a name like that?

Today Waco and I went to the vet for a new dog exam. He passed with flying colors. Looks like he's about 2 years old. He's got huge feet but none of the vets think he will grow into them because of the malnutrition, etc. from his earlier life. So he's a bit like a grand Pyrenees only pony size. His coat is not quite a fluffed out as the bigger dogs but that's fine. He's gorgeous. His temperment is so very sweet. All he wants it to be loved and loved and loved. He's literally been starved of human attention and affection. He's come to the right house. This week he'll be with me 24/7. That way I can monitor the other dogs and make sure Waco adjusts.

We made the rounds earlier today. I raked his coat again tonight, then I did the same for the little boys.

Stay tuned. (Thanks for letting me yell out my good news!)   

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