A Place to Bark and Meow Blog by Bernie Berlin

Friday, April 18, 2008
BIG Fluffy White Dogs...
"The Foolish Man Seeks Happiness In The Distance.."
"The Wise Man Grows It Under His Feet."
-James Oppenheim

All I can say is Life is Happening!!!
Busier than usual around here!!! I'm tired but happy..
How could I not be, with all these wonderful loves here:)
As with many things we go in cycles and some months I have many of the same breed.
This month, it is lots of Big White Fluffy dogs..
I have 3 purebred Great Pyrenees and 6 Pyrenees/mixes.
The Pyrenees mixes are about the size of a Lab or a Golden, so if we are talking in designer dog lingo, mini Pyrs:)
If you love the way these dogs look, but have never had a giant breed or a Pyrenees, please read this article "Is A Pyr For Me?"

Until moving to the south, I would have never thought there would be so many Great Pyrenees down here.
With the current state of affairs, the recession and the drought last year, people are losing their farms/homes and letting their dogs go, we are seeing record numbers of Pyrs at the pounds.
My friends "Allison" and "Jean" take many, many more Pyrs than I do and truthfully, it is all "Allison's" fault that I have grown to love the breed:)
She was the first rescue person I met when I moved to Tennessee.

"This is "Burton" he is a male, Pyrenees approximately 1 to 2 years of age.
"Loves to be Loved!!" Very playful and outgoing.

"Nika" is a female Pyrenees, approximately 2 -4 years of age.
She is a bit shy and reserved, but loves to be pet and will lay her head on your lap.
Can you say, couch potato:)
Your new best friend. Would do best in an only dog household.

"Atlas" is a LOVER!!! Male, approximately 1-2 years of age.
Super wiggly and will stand in front of the door so you don't leave him.
Just a great BIG sweet guy...

"Molly & Mo-Mo" Mom and son.
Molly is a female, Lab/Pyr mix, approximately 1-2 years of age.
Loves everyone!!! Mo-Mo is a male, Pyr/Mix. Approximately 3-4 months old.
Very laid back and follows you everywhere.

"Miss Matilda" or "Tillie" for short. Is a female Sheepdog/Poodle mix.
Approximately 1-2 years of age. She is soooo, darling!!!
Was horribly matted when she came in, is now sporting a darling cut, with a long plumed tail. Submissive in personality, great with other dogs. Lots of energy and bouncy like a kangaroo!!! Like to run? She does too:)

Remember these little ones? Last time you saw them their eyes weren't open.
What a difference a few weeks makes.

"Kya's" babies are now walking around and just being so cute!!
She is a great dog and a fabulous mom!!

I just wanted to let you know that if you are interested in any of our dogs here, there is transport available if you live on the east coast, Alabama, Georgia & Florida. "P.E.T.S." just delivered "Hazel" to her new parents in Vermont, where I am told she is doing well and loving her new family:) I know Pam and Kyle and they do a wonderful job of delivering the dogs to their new destinations, safe and sound.
Here is the "Route" if you want to see if you are within drivng distance.

Last but not least, yes I know it is not a BIG Fluffy dog, but it is super darling and I haven't been posting cats or kittens for awhile.
I was blessed with an afternoon visit from "Rebecca Sower" and her son.
They came to visit and adopt a kitten, they have named "Maybelle".
I know she will be cherished and am thrilled that she will be a part of their family for many years to come.
If you have never had the chance to meet Rebecca, she is a joy to behold.
A fabulous artist who is finds beauty is all that surrounds her.

The momma and the kittens were actually rescued by my friend Pam, but needed my help with the veterinary care for her.
She had a tooth punctured the side of her mouth and needed to be removed. Pam works wonders with my fosters and I couldn't do as much without her:)

So much to tell, so many faces here....
Will try to post sooner, but life gets away from me, when there are so many to care for.
We are still working on the building, having some problems with finding sub contractors that understand what I am doing and that I have very specific santition needs for the building.
For example:I was told to just drain it out into my fields:( CAN you say ICK!!
More on that later, but I am finding building and trying to build correctly is not easy.
Matilda is a doll. If I needed a dog, I would drive to TN and pick her up tomorrow. They are all so cute. Thanks for the update!
Hi Bernie,

Scooter, Grace and I just wanted to say hello. We took Scooter on the New London Ferry to Orient Point, NY last week to visit family. He was a big hit with all the passengers, (kids & adults alike!) He's such a doll. He's very happy that spring has come to New England, and there's no more snow. Scooter is sporting a "puppy cut" these days. It seems to suit his personality. We love him so much.

Give our love to Jeff, and tell Jeff to give you a big hug and kiss from us.

Love, Diane
Keep up the great work, Bernie. I love to come here on occasion and see the miracles you perform daily with the animals.

Thank you for what you do.

Peter Max is an environmentalist and defender of human and animal rights.

Peter Max was in the news in 2002 when he offered to provide a life of green fields for Cinci Freedom, a cow that escaped from an Ohio slaughterhouse.[2] The cow leapt over a six-foot fence while the slaughterhouse workers were on break and eluded capture for eleven days. "This little girl's will—facing the end of her life, being so frightened, then taking the risk of all risks to live, to be free—touched me so deeply," Max was quoted as saying, "It was so inspiring. I knew I had to try to preserve that wonderful spirit." Max donated $180,000 worth of his art to benefit the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to ensure her a long life of peace at a New York Farm Sanctuary.
Thought you would enjoy hearing this.
I love the work you do keep it up we adopted a dog you saved and she is a great part of our family

I'm new to your blog, so I've been catching up on the archive posts. Truly amazing. Thank you for all you do.

Erin and Tuley the deaf English sheepdog
I'd like to place a link to your site on my blog. Would that be okay?
Your doggies are so gorgeous. I wish I could have them all!
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