It's interesting how life comes full circle. In 2020, two Great Pyrenees occasionally came to explore while the ranch was under construction but avoided the human approach. They didn't have names but were widely known within our rural community as 'nomads.'
Great Pyrenees are known to roam up to ten miles daily with a perceived mindset of protecting 'their' vulnerable from predators. Athletically strong, traditional fencing is of little value. Further, fencing poses an exceptional expense for rural ranchers, making animal containment nearly impossible. In rural Texas, a canine nomadic life is often fraught with danger by automobiles and guns.
On the highway in front of the ranch, during Christmas week of 2022, LGCR staff answered the calls to help a Great Pyrenees lying injured on the road and what appeared to be a 'polar bear' standing over the lame body.
Since then, Noel has healed from pelvic injuries, both de-sexed and much-needed flea baths rendered. Today Noel and St. Nick are retired from their nomadic lives in exchange for safety, wellness, and guarding our rescue goats. Forever together, forever loved at Living Grace Canine Ranch.